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Claudia Craoliona
Señora Claudia is 32 years old and has 2 minor children. She makes a living selling clothing, soft drinks and purses. She started her business 3 years ago because she has always liked to work and support her family. Little by little, by investing in certain products and fruits to make natural soft drinks, her business grew a little more.

She is currently requesting a loan to buy pants, shirts and skirts, and also to invest in other products. She has always dreamed of having a large store located in the center of town.
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La señora Claudia tiene 32 años, tiene 2 hijos menores de edad. La señora tiene un negocio de venta de ropa y también refrescos, bolsitas. La señora dio inicio a este negocio desde hace 3 años, ella inicio porque siempre le ha gustado trabajar y mantener a su familia, poco a poco fue invirtiendo en comprar ciertos productos y futas para realizar los refrescos naturales y así crecer un poco más. Ella actualmente está solicitando un préstamo para comprar pantalones, camisas, faldas y también invertir en otros productos. Ella siempre ha soñado con tener una tienda grande que este localizado en el centro.

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
  • 61
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,729,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Claudia Craoliona to purchase more clothing to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2010
Aug 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011