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Karla Isabel
Mrs. Karla Isabel is 29 years old, she is married and has one son six years of age. Her husband works as a driver of a minibus. Mrs. Karla has a small bookstore business and also sells cosmetics and other general merchandise. She started this business two years ago by selling school supplies to children when the school term started, taking advantage of the fact that her house is a half a block from the school. She is well situated for the children to buy at her bookstore. Her mother passed this business on to her, in the beginning her mother was the one going to Managua to do the purchasing. By increasing her merchandise, she expects her sales to increase and therefore her income. This is due to her offering good products at accessible prices. This loan is for the purchase of merchandise. Her dream at the moment, is to have a space dedicated only to her business and independent of her house.
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La señora Karla Isabel tiene 29 años, ella es casada y tiene un hijo de seis años de edad. Su esposo trabaja como chofer de un microbús La señora Karla tiene un negocio pequeño de librería y además allí vende cosméticos y artículos en general. Ella dio inicio a este negocio desde hace dos años, empezó vendiendo útiles escolares para los niños cuando iniciaban las clases, esto fue para aprovechar que su casa queda ubicada a media cuadra de la escuela, por lo que tiene buen acceso para que los niños compren en la librería, cabe señalar que su mama le heredo este negocio, ya que en principio era ella la que iba a Managua a realizar las compras. Por supuesto, ella espera que al incrementar la oferta de sus productos, también incrementen sus ventas y por sus ganancias, esto debido a que ofrece buenos productos y a precios accesibles. Por lo que este financiamiento es para la compra de materia prima. Su sueño, por el momento es construir un local solo para el negocio independiente de su casa.

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
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Karla Isabel working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011