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Carla Patricia
Carla is 30 years old. She runs a general store business, and lives in an area visited by various customers. She started running this business ten years ago because she didn’t have a stable job to generate income and support her family. She currently opens her grocery store from 7am until 9pm.

The loan will serve to continue the business and stock her store. With the loan she wants to buy drinks, rice, sweets, canned goods, soups, detergents and cleaning products. Her aspiration for the future is that she wants a bigger store with more stock, and she also wants to sell more products to earn additional income.
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Carla tiene 30 años, tiene una su negocio de pulpería, vive en una zona muy visitada por diferentes clientes. Hace 10 años que tiene este negocio ya que no tenía un trabajo estable para generar ingresos y poder mantener a su familia En la actualidad tiene su pulpería y trabaja desde las 7 de la maña hasta las 9 de la noche. El crédito es para seguir con el negocio y surtir más su tienda ella quiere comprar con el préstamo bebidas, arroz, dulces, enlatados, sopas, detergentes y productos de limpieza. Sus aspiraciones para el futuro es que quiere que su tienda este mas surtida y grande, también quiere comercializar mas productos para tener un ingreso adicional.

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
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Carla Patricia working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011