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Clelia Argentina
Clelia Argentina is 53 years old. She's married and has three adult children. She comes from the town of Chinandega, an area known for being fruitful for trading. Clelia owns a business buying and selling general merchandise such as clothing for children and adults, cosmetics, crafts, etc. She sells door-to-door and also has a display case in her house. She has regular and occasional customers and collects payments on a weekly and biweekly basis. She buys from markets, mostly by order from her customers. The goal of this loan is to get working capital for purchasing general merchandise, since her demand has increased. Clelia started her business using her own money. One of dreams is to be able to set up a store in her home.
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Clelia Argentina, de 53 años de edad casada con tres hijos mayores de edad, del domicilio de Chinandega, zona que se caracteriza por ser productivo el la comercialización, La señora Clelia es propietaria de un negocio de mercadería en general, como es compra venta de ropa de niños, adultos, cosméticos, chineria, entre otros, ella vende de manera ambulante y en posee una vitrina en su casa de habitación, tiene clientes fijos y eventuales los cuales recupera semanal y quincenal ella compra en mercados, los cuales la mayor parte son pedidos por sus clientes, el objetivo de este crédito es para capital de trabajo en la compra de mercadería general, ya su demanda a incrementado, Clelia inicia su negocio con dinero propio, uno de sus sueños es poder instalar una tienda en su casa de habitación.

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
  • 76
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,418,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Clelia Argentina to get working capital for purchasing general merchandise: clothing for children and adults, cosmetics, crafts, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jun 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014