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Claudia Marina
Marina has many family responsibilities, but she has always enjoyed working to provide for her family. Her job is buying and selling clothing. She has a 13-year old daughter who is the main reason why she puts in a lot of effort and works hard to provide her with a decent education and pay for household expenses.

Her husband, who is a mechanic, also contributes to household income. Together they are improving their lot in life.

Marina is asking for a loan to buy pants, extra-large garments, dresses, dress shirts and pants--the items most requested by her customers. Her greatest wish is to have a shop in her home.
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Marina tiene mucha responsabilidad con su familia, por lo que siempre le ha gustado trabajar para llevara el pan de cada día su hogar. Su actividad económica es la compra y venta de ropa, ella tiene una hija de 13 años, es la razón más fundamental por la que ella lucha y trabaja fuertemente para proporcionarle a su hija estudios dignos, sufragar los gastos de su familia. Por lo que su esposo también contribuye mejorar sus condiciones de vida, pues el brinda los servicios de mecánico juntos contribuyen a mejorar sus condiciones. Ella solicita este financiamiento para la compra de pantalones, tallas extra granes, vestidos, camisas formales y pantalones de vestir que es lo que más le solicitan sus clientes. Su deseo es tener una tienda en su vivienda.

Additional Information

Fundación Leon 2000

This loan is administered by Fundación Leon 2000. Fundación Leon 2000 began operations in 1993 as the first microfinance institution to serve the western part of Nicaragua, a country which continues to be one of the poorest in the western hemisphere. Fundación Leon 2000 works to further the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises through credit services and management, applying the best credit industry practices and technical expertise. Additionally, Fundación Leon manages several business and financial education programs in the community, specifically for young entrepreneurs and at-risk youth. Fundación Leon 2000’s group of experienced and dedicated employees works in 7 offices in Leon, Chinandega, Chichigalpa, Somotillo, Jinotepe, El Sauce, and Nagarote and serves several thousand clients (the majority of whom are women).

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Claudia Marina working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2010
Feb 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2010