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Juanita Candelaria
Juanita Candelaria, age 60, is a woman who does not let circumstances overwhelm her. She has two grown children. Juanita provides funeral services. She started in this business by following in her mother’s footsteps. Her mother previously owned this business and then as time passed Juanita took charge of it.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy candles, curtains, crucifixes, flowers, and other items. Despite her age, Juana remains a very active person so that she can provide the best service.

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Juanita Candelaria tiene 60 años, ella es una mujer que no se deja abatir por las circunstancias. Ella tiene 2 hijos mayores de edad. Ella se dedica a brindar los servicios fúnebres, ella empezó el negocio siguiendo los pasos de su mama ya que anteriormente era su Mama quien tenía el negocio, fue con el paso del tiempo que Juanita se hizo cargo de esta actividad. El financiamiento que solicita es para la compra de candelas, cortinas, crucifijos, flores, entre otros. A pesar de tener esta edad es una persona muy activa y que brinda los mejores servicios.

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
  • 41
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,415,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Juanita Candelaria to buy candles, curtains, crucifixes, flowers, and other items for providing funeral services.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2011
Sep 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013