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Mariela Del Socorro
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Mariela de los Angeles is a hardworking woman who has labored from the time she was very young to give a dignified life to her four children. She has only has one child still in her charge, and he is student in primary school.

Her greatest pride is having helped her children become professional men and women, despite the difficult life she has had to endure.

Mariela started a small grocery store, in which she invested $55.00, approximately four years ago. However, thanks to her sacrifice and dedication, and the help of CEPRODEL, she has been able to expand her business and convert it into a small restaurant with daily sales totaling $40.00.

Translated from Spanish by Jennifer Day, Kiva Volunteer.

Mariela de los Angeles es una mujer esforzada, que ha laborado desde muy joven para darle una vida digna a sus cuatro hijos. Hoy en dia solo tiene uno de sus hijos a su cargo, el cual es estudiante de primaria.

Su mayor orgullo es haber logrado hacer de sus hijos hombres y mujeres profesionales a pesar del nivel de vida dificil que la ha tocado sobrellevar.

Mariela comienza su negocio con una pequeña pulperia en la cual invierte US$55.00 hace aproximadamente 4 años, sin embargo gracias a su sacrificio, dedicacion y el apoyo de CEPRODEL, logro ampliar su negocio y convertirlo en una comideria en la cual vende diario US$40.00.

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
  • 94
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,742,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mariela Del Socorro to buy raw materials for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2007
Oct 8, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 23, 2007