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Lucas Evangelisto
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Lucas M. in the father of three children, and together with his wife he fights to provide them with education, food and all other necessities. Lucas M. has a convenience store which since a young age he has been developing in his house in the village of Las Pilas, located in Chinandega in Nicaragua.

He started up his business during a difficult economic crisis: he tells us that it was very hard as he had no idea how he was going to provide for his children, so he decided to invest in the business.

With the experience that he has gained over time, the business has been strengthened and in this way he has been able to supply the necessities for his home. He has worked with Ceprodel for the last five years and he feels very satisfied with the authorised credits he has received as they have been provided when he most needs them in order to purchase products for his convenience store. His most pressing need is to purchase products for his hardware store.

Translated from the Spanish by Katy Long, Kiva Volunteer

Lucas M. es padre de tres hijos que junto con su esposa lucha por brindarles su educación, alimentación y todas las necesidades. El negocio del Lucas Mendez es padre de tres hijos que junto con su esposa lucha por brindarles su educación, alimentación y todas las necesidades. El negocio del señor M. es una pulpería que desde muy joven la ha venido desarrollando en su casa de habitación en el pueblo Las Pilas ubicado en Chinandega de Nicaragua.

El negocio lo comienza cuando atraviesa una fuerte crisis económica y nos dice que fue muy duro ya que no tenia idea de cómo iba a mantener a sus hijos por lo que decide invertir en este negocio.

Con la experiencia que fue tomando con el tiempo, el negocio lo fue fortaleciendo, y de esta manera ha podido suplir las necesidades del hogar. El trabaja con CEPRODEL desde hace 5 años y se siente muy satisfecho con los créditos otorgados pues les han sido brindados cuando mas lo necesita para la compra de todos los productos para su pulpería. Su mayor necesidad es la compra de los productos de su ferretería.

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
  • 102
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,738,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Lucas Evangelisto purchase of products for Convenience Store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009