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María Luisa
Maria Luisa has become well known for being a hard working woman, who always has a smile on her face. She makes and sells home-made tortillas daily in the Leon Department.

She is asking for this loan in order to buy ingredients and supplies such as firewood, corn, salt and a griddle to cook her tortillas. She is counting on this loan in order to buy her supplies and allow her to improve her business.
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La señora María Luisa se ha destacado por ser una persona muy trabajadora y sonriente dedicándose a la elaboración de deliciosas tortillas preparadas por ella misma en el departamento de León donde a diario elabora las tortillas para la venta.
Ella está solicitando un crédito para la compra de materia prima tales como leña, maíz, cal y un comal para las tortillas. Ella está confiando que su crédito será otorgado y de esta manera logrará obtenerlo y a lo inmediato realizará las compras para el mejoramiento del negocio en su localidad.

Additional Information


This loan is administered by Centro de Promocion del Desarrollo Local (CEPRODEL), one of Kiva’s larger partners in Central America. Founded in 1991 and based in Managua, Nicaragua, CEPRODEL specializes in the development and funding of housing cooperatives for traditionally marginalized communities, the provision of microfinance services to small businesses, and the promotion of innovative renewable energy projects. In addition, unlike many microfinance institutions in the area that have chosen to avoid the rural areas of the country due to the increased financial risk, CEPRODEL provides financial services to numerous clients in the agriculture and livestock industry. Supporting a borrower through CEPRODEL means contributing to the promotion and sustainability of this important work in Nicaragua.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,382,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped María Luisa compra de maíz, leña, cal y comal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010