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Claudia Mercedes
Claudia lives with her husband and two children in the city of León. For the past six years she has worked selling furniture. She says she started out with very little capital but gradually saw that the business was profitable because the furniture they make is crafted by hand. Claudia shares this business with her husband. In their small workshop they make beds, chairs, tables and wooden cribs. Their business has allowed them to provide for their family and pay for their children’s school. She currently sells night tables, wardrobes and rocking chairs. She hopes to gradually increase the variety of furniture she can offer to her customers.

Claudia is requesting this loan to buy wood, glue, nails, screws, paint, varnish and sandpaper. She says the loan will make it easier for her to obtain the raw materials she needs to make a variety of home furniture. Her dream is to have a large furniture store to improve her earnings and build a suitable house for her children.
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Claudia es habitante de la ciudad de León, casada, madre de dos hijos, de oficio comerciante, se dedica a vender muebles, lleva 6 años con esta actividad. Inicio con muy poco capital poco a poco fue notando que era un negocio rentable pues los muebles que fabrican son artesanales, esta actividad la comparte junto con su esposo, en su pequeño taller elaboran camas, sillas , mesas, cunas de madera , llevan 6 años con esta actividad y de la cual sobrevive su familia y paga la escuela de sus hijos. Actualmente vende mesas de noche, roperos, sillas mecedoras. Poco a poco quiere aumentar la variedad de muebles para ofrecer a su clientela. Ella esta requiriendo el financiamiento para comprar madera, pegamento, clavos, tornillos, pintura, barniz y lijas. Esto le ayudara a conseguir con mayor facilidad la materia prima que necesita para elaborar variedad de muebles para el hogar. Ella sueña con tener una gran mueblería y poder mejorar sus ingresos y construir su casa para darle un techo digno a sus hijos.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Claudia Mercedes to buy wood, glue, nails, screws, paint, varnish and sandpaper.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013