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Nelson Antonio

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Nelson Antonio, 31, is a single father of two children, ages 3 and 5. He is from Malpaisillo which is in the northern part of the country and known as a very productive agricultural and commercial area. Nelson sells crafts for a living and has been in business for six years. He travels to Costa Rica where he sells Nicaraguan crafts such as clay pots, piggy banks, bracelets, clay cookware jars and vases. The challenges he faces are the high duty tariffs charged at the border.

He learned the trade from his parents who ran the business before him. He is in need of a loan to buy and sell the different craft articles. Nelson Antonio is grateful to Kiva lenders for helping low income earners in poor countries like Nicaragua so they can earn a decent living.
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Nelson Antonio de 31 anos de edad, soltero padre de dos hijos de 3,5 anos de edad. El originario de Malpaisillo, lugar que esta ubicado en la zona norte del país. Malpaisillo se caracteriza por ser una zona comercial agrícola muy productiva. La actividad en la que se desempeña Nelson es la venta de artesanías, desde hace seis anos. La cual consiste en viaja al país vecino de Costa Rica y ofrece la artesanía elaborada en nuestro país como ollas de barro, alcancillas, pulseras, jugos de cocina de barro, jarrones, floreros. Los problemas y desafíos en dicha actividad son los impuestos en la frontera los cuales cobran muy alto. El negocio lo aprendió de sus padres que por tradición ha sido un negocio familiar. El financiamiento lo necesita para invertir en capital de trabajo en la compra y venta de artesanía variada. Nelson Antonio agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de vida digno.

Previous Loan Details

Nelson is 29 years old. He has a business selling artisan crafts, which he goes out to sell in different departments. He started this business because of his parents who taught him this way of life, which for him is very important. The challenge that he faces right now is transporting his differe... More from Nelson Antonio's previous loan »

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Nelson Antonio to buy crafts such as clay pots, piggy banks, bracelets, clay cookware, jars and vases.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013