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Carmenza Benita
Carmenza was born in the city of León. She is 47 and the single mother of five children. She is a merchant who makes and sells piñatas. Her first business was selling cajeta, milk-based caramel, as a street vendor. Then she worked hard to become a piñata dealer to local markets.

She expects to increase her income and grow her business. She has applied for a loan to buy supplies such as cardboard, glue, starch, twine, scissors, and crepe paper. Her goal is to make higher quality products to sell throughout the country.
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Doña Carmenza es originaria de la ciudad de León. Tiene 47 años de edad, madre soltera de 5 hijos. Es de oficio comerciante, se dedica a la elaboración y venta de piñatas. Ella empezó haciendo cajeta las cuales vendía de forma ambulante, posteriormente con mucho esfuerzo logro poner su distribuidora de piñatas, las cuales distribuye en el mercado. Sus expectativas son obtener mejores ingresos y lograr hacer su empresa. Solicita el crédito para comprar materia prima tales como: Cartón, pega, almidón, mecate, tijeras y papel crepe. Su meta futuro es entregar más productos de mejor calidad y expandir su negocio a nivel nacional.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 76
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  • $25,420,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carmenza Benita to buy supplies such as cardboard, glue, starch, twine, scissors, and crepe paper.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014