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Claudia Nelly
32-year-old Claudia Nelly is married and has two dependent children who are 13 years old and 1 year old. She comes from El Sauce, in the north of the country. In her spare time, Claudia Nelly enjoys spending quality time with her children and enjoying typical regional foods such as 'mango en miel'. Unfortunately, owing to a lack of financial resources, she was unable to study for a degree at university. She would have liked to have studied nursing.

Thanks to her spirit and desire to get ahead in life, Claudia Nelly runs a 'pulperia' which is located in her home. A 'pulperia' is a small store which sells food products in small quantities such as sachets of coffee, rice, shampoo, eggs, tomatoes, bread, milk, oil, beans and cuajada. Claudia Nelly works 12 hours a day in her business, selling her products. Her aim for this loan is to invest in working capital and stock her store by purchasing food products so that, in the not-so-distant future she can earn better income. Claudia Nelly is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders give to people with limited resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua as it provides them with decent sources of work.
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Claudia Nelly de 32 años de edad, casada con dos hijos de menores de edad de 13, 1 anos.origianaria del sauce, lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país, en sus ratos libre le gusta compartir con sus hijos tiempo de calidad y comida típica de la región como los “mango en miel “lamentablemente por falta de recursos económico no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar enfermería profesional.

Gracias a su espíritu y sus ganas de salir adelante tiene por actividad económica la una pulpería ubicada en su casa de habitación, una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestible en cantidades pequeña como sobre de café, arroz, shampoo,huevos, tomates, pan, leche, aceite, frijoles, cuajadas. El negocio lo tiene ubicado en su casa de habitación. Y dedica a unas 12 horas diarias al negocio ofreciendo sus productos. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su pulpería en la compra de productos comestibles, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Claudia Nelly agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener fuentes de trabajo digno.

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
  • 71
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Claudia Nelly to invest in working capital and stock her store with products such as coffee sachets, rice, shampoo, eggs, tomatoes, bread, milk, oil, beans and cuajada.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013