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This woman owns a small food court in the León bus station market. She works hard to keep her business growing. She started it over 15 years ago with only $150 selling soft drinks, juice and other beverages from a thermos filled with ice.

Nevertheless, with the help of her children, she began preparing meals at home and selling them from her current store. At the time, the conditions were a lot different than they are now, she only had a table and six plastic chairs. Gradually she began seeing the fruits of her labor. With the help of loans granted to her by CEPRODEL, with whom she has worked for more than 3 years, and thanks to the collective efforts of her family, she has made other improvements to her business. Her hard work has allowed her to prepare her children for the working world.

Translated from Spanish by Joanne Egnatchik, Kiva volunteer

Esta señora posee un pequeño comedor ubicado en el mercado de la terminal de León. Esta señora ha luchado fuertemente por hacer crecer su negocio. Ella empieza desde hace más de 15 años con un pequeño capital de US$ 150 dólares vendiendo gaseosas, jugos y otras bebidas con un termo con hielo.

Sin embargo, con la ayuda de sus hijos, empieza a preparar comida, la cual era elaborada en su casa y vendida en el local que actualmente posee (claro que las condiciones del mismo era muy diferente al actual), solamente tenía una mesa y seis sillas plásticas. Poco a poco la actividad fue rindiendo frutos, por medio de los créditos otorgados por CEPRODEL, con quien tiene más de 3 años de trabajar y al esfuerzo conjunto de su familia ella ha logrado realizar otras mejoras a su negocio. Gracias al esfuerzo realizado ella ha logrado preparar profesionalmente a sus 4 hijos.

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
  • 103
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,731,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Anastasia purchase of equipment and infrastructure ($3,250.00 loan)

Compra de equipos e infraestructura (prestamo por US$3,250.00).

100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2007
Oct 21, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2008