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Celia Esperanza
Celia Esperanza is 72 years old. Celia has four children, and they all work.

She sells clothes, sweets, and plastic products. She has been in this business for over six years. She is a street vendor. She has always liked working and being a very independent woman.

She is asking for this loan to buy general clothes and bags. Her big wish is to make some home improvements.
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Celia Esperanza tiene 72 años de edad, Doña Celia tiene 4 hijos y todos trabajan. Su actividad económica es la venta de ropa, golosinas y plásticos. Hace más de 6 años que se dedica a este negocio ella comercializa los productos de manera ambulante, ya que siempre le ha gustado trabajar y ser una mujer muy independiente. Ella solicita este financiamiento para capital de trabajo para la compra de ropa en general y compra de bolsas. El gran deseo que tiene es proporcionarle mejoras a su vivienda.

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
  • 71
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Celia Esperanza work capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2010
Apr 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011