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Irlanda Carolina
Irlanda Carolina is 28 years old and has been managing a kiosk for more than six years. She wakes up very early each day so that she can open her business. Most of her customers are children who attend school nearby. Over time she has gradually increased her capital, so this is not the first time she has received financing.

This loan will be used to buy candy, soft drinks, bread, cookies, juices, sodas, and other items. Her dreams include seeing her three children become professionals and making certain improvements to her home.

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Irlanda Carolina tiene 28 años, ella tiene un Kiosco. Tiene más de 6 años con este medio de vida, Irlanda se levanta muy temprano ya que diariamente viene a su negocio, pues la mayoría de sus clientes son niños cercanos a un colegio. Poco a poco fue incrementando su capital, por lo que no es la primera vez que realiza financiamientos. Este financiamiento es para la compra de golosinas, refrescos, pan, galletas, jugos, gaseosas entre otras cosas. Su sueño es que sus 3 hijos logren ser profesionales y realizarle ciertas 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
  • 85
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,792,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Irlanda Carolina operating capital to buy candy, soft drinks, bread, cookies, juices, sodas, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2012