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Bertha Claudia

Update on Bertha Claudia

Berta Claudia, 45, is single and has one child. She is originally from Chinadega Department in western Nicaragua. At night, she sells food that is popularly called "fritangas", considered to be the country's fast food, like enchiladas, tacos, tajadas, and asados, as well as less traditional fast food like hot dogs, hamburgers, and instant soups. In the mornings, she works giving people beauty treatments in their homes. She is a very hard-working woman and she knows that her time is very valuable and she needs to invest it in her businesses. She started the business five years ago. It was an inheritance from her mother, who was one of the best cooks in the area. She works hard because she wants to remodel her home in the future. She is asking for this loan to buy basic grains, oil, and a cooker to make her delicious food faster. Currently she only has a small rustic stove. She is very grateful to Kiva lenders because they have given her this opportunity to move forward.
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Berta Claudia una mujer de 45 años, soltera, y madre de un hijo, originaria del departamento de Chinandega ubicado en el occidente de Nicaragua. Se dedica a la venta de comida por las noches en el país popularmente llamadas “FRITANGAS” consideradas la comida rápida del país como: enchiladas, tacos, tajadas y asados, además comida rápida poco tradicional como: hot dogs, hamburguesas, sopas instantáneas también por las mañanas se dedica a realizar tratamientos de belleza a domicilio es una mujer trabajadora y sabe que su tiempo es muy valioso y lo debe de invertir en sus negocios, inicio el negocio hace 5 años como herencia de su mamá que era una de las mejores cocineras de la localidad, ella trabaja arduamente porque en un futuro ella desea remodelar su casa. Berta solicita este crédito para comprar: granos básicos, aceite, estufa para hacer su rica comida de manera más rápida ya que solo tiene un pequeño cocinero rustico, ella esta muy agradecidas con los inversionistas kivas porque le han brindado la oportunidad de poder salir adelante

Previous Loan Details

Bertha Claudia is 44 years old and sells hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and soups. Her customers enjoy her variety of products. She began her business with the help of her husband who invested in the first products she needed to get established, since they could see this was a profitable endeavor.... More from Bertha Claudia's previous loan »

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).

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.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,828,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Bertha Claudia to buy basic grains, oil, and a cooker to make her delicious food faster.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2013
Apr 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014