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Candelaria is 68 years old and manages a hardware store. Despite her age, she is a very enterprising woman who wakes up early every day at 6am. There are certain customers who arrive very early in search of products.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy hammers, nails, glue, locks, keys, adhesives, drills, screwdrivers, and other items.

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Candelaria tiene 68 años. Ella se dedica a una ferretería, a pesar de su edad es muy emprendedora pues todos los días se levanta temprano a las 6 de la mañana pues hay ciertos clientes que llegan muy temprano en busca de sus productos. Ella solicita este financiamiento para la compra de martillos, clavos, pega, candados, llaves, adhesivos, taladros, llaves destornilladores entre otros.

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
  • 22.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Candelaria to buy hammers, nails, glue, locks, keys, adhesives, drills, screwdrivers, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013