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Claudia Mercedes
Claudia Mercedes is 41 years old. She sells general merchandise. She’s been in business more than 8 years. She has a 15-year-old son in her care. She started the business to sell products ordered from her various customers. Claudia is a very enterprising woman despite the various problems she faces, like time, because she has to go to several places. The loan is to buy clothing in general, sheets, cosmetics, footwear and towels, among others.
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Claudia Mercedes tiene 41 años, su actividad es la venta de mercadería en general. Tiene más de 8 años que tiene este negocio, la responsabilidad que tiene es su hijo de 15 años que está a su cargo. Inicio este negocio para ofrecer productos que sus diferentes clientes le realizan, Claudia es una mujer muy emprendedora a pesar de los diferentes problemas que enfrenta como es el tiempo ya que tiene que recorrer muchos lugares. El crédito es para la compra de ropa en general, sabanas, cosméticos, calzado, toallas entre otros.

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
  • 79
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,384,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Claudia Mercedes to buy clothing in general, cosmetics, footwear and towels, among other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012