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Cristian Karolina
Cristian Karolina is 31 years old and has 2 children for whom she cares. This is not the first time that she is involved in loans. She works every day and her business is located in the center of the park, since this area is highly visited by many tourists that enjoy the beautiful handicrafts. Her business is selling handicrafts. The business was initiated by her mother since she was the one in control of the business. Later, she decided to become independent and obtain her own business. With all of the sacrifices made, Cristian continues fighting. This is why she is requesting this loan for the purchase of raw material such as key rings, hammocks, shirts, boxes and pens. She dreams of providing her children with the necessary schooling.
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Cristian Karolina tiene 31 años, tiene 2 hijos que están a su cargo. Por lo que no es la primera vez que realiza financiamientos. Ella trabaja todos los días pues su negocio está ubicado en el centro del parque, ya que esta lugar es muy visitado por muchos turistas que gustan de las lindas artesanías.
Su actividad económica es la venta de artesanía, inicia este negocio por su mama ya que ella era la que tenía el control de su negocio, mas tarde decide independizarse obtener su propio negocio. Con todos los sacrificios realizados, Cristian sigue luchando. Por eso solicita este financiamiento para la compra de materia prima como llaveros, hamacas, camisetas, estuches y lapiceros. Sueña con proporcionar a sus hijos los estudios necesarios.

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
  • 45
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,238,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Cristian Karolina working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2010
Jun 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2010