Update on Francisca CandelariaFrancisca is 57 years old, married and has one 21 year old son that studies at the university. She is originally from Nagarote, a place characterized by its typical foods like quesillo (tortilla with cheese filling), tiste (traditional beverage) and the production of mud bricks. Her business is selling food from her home. The funding she is requesting is for improvements to her home consisting of constructing a kitchen and changing the roof in order to provide better services to her customers. The funding will buy construction materials like: sand, zinc cement, slake lime, bricks, beams, nails and blocks. Francisca's dream is the help her son finish university. Francisca appreciates the assistance the Kiva investors provide to people with fewer resources and poor countries like Nicaragua to provide a decent shelter in which to live.
Previous Loan DetailsFrancisca is 55 years old. She lives in the town of Nagarote and her business is selling meals in her home where her customers come to savor the different dishes that she makes. One of Francisca's main challenges is time since, in spite of the fact that she gets up early, she has to do her… More from Francisca Candelaria's previous loan »
Fundación Leon 2000This 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).
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 14 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Nov 30, 2012
- Dec 17, 2012
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Dec 17, 2013
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.