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Candida Rosa
Candida Rosa Z. D. is 43 years old, has six children and lives with her partner. All of her children work. Candida has a local convenience shop where she sells bread, sweets and soft drinks. She has been doing this for seven years.

Candida's plans for her business are to grow her shop and she can do this only with financial support. This loan will be used for the purchase of additional products necessary for daily use. Candida's dreams for her business are to own a second shop and have another source of income for her family. The amount requested is 12,000 córdobas [about US $600], which will be paid back in 12 months.
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Candida Rosa Z. D. tiene 43 años, esta acompañada. Tiene 6 hijos. Y Todos sus hijos trabajan. La actividad económica a la que se dedica es una pulpería en la que vende los productos de pan, golosinas, refrescos y gaseosa. Hace más de siete años que se dedica a este oficio. Los propósitos para su negocio incrementar su pulpería y solo podrá realizarlo con la ayuda de los financiamientos. El financiamiento será utilizado para la compra de más productos que son necesarios para el uso diario. Los sueños para su negocio son de poseer otra pulpería y obtener otra fuente de ingresos para su familia. La cantidad solicitada es de C$ 12.000 córdobas a un plazo de 12 meses.

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
  • 53
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,297,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Candida Rosa working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2009
Mar 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010