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Guadalupe Del Rosario
Guadalupe is an unassuming 56 year-old woman who is humble, cheerful and hardworking. She is the single mother of 5 children, and she works in one of the most common but productive trades in the city of Leon - as a tortilla-maker. Although she is a native of Masatepe, Carazo, she has been living in Leon for 37 years. She regrets very much that she was not able to get an education, but her parents did not have economic resources and she had to start working when she was very young. She also migrated to cities other than her own in search of a better standard of living. She worked very hard for a long time as a domestic, but at age 47 she decided to start her own tortilla business. With an old tin pan, 2 bundles of firewood and a pound of corn, she started her humble business. Now she has been working in her tortilla business for 8 years; she makes the tortillas and sells them in her neighborhood. Most of her customers are housewives who, from the early hours, await the opening of her business so that they can have her warm and recently made corn tortillas for breakfast.

Guadalupe is taking this loan to buy corn, firewood, lime and beans. These are the raw materials that she uses to make and sell her delicious tortillas. One of her plans is to gradually make improvements to her house and to the kitchen where she makes the tortillas and cooked beans that she sells.
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Guadalupe, una señora de 56 años sencilla, humilde, risueña y muy trabajadora madre soltera de 5 hijos, ella se dedica a uno de los oficios más comunes pero productivos dentro del comercio de la ciudad de León, como lo son las tortillerías. Aunque ella es originaria de Masatepe, Carazo lleva 37 años de vivir en León. Ella lamenta mucho el no haber podido estudiar pues sus padres no tenían recursos económicos y tuvo que empezar a trabajar desde muy joven incluso emigrar a otra ciudades que no era la suya en busca de un mejor nivel de vida, trabajo durante mucho tiempo como domestica pero a los 47 años de edad fue que decidió poner su negocio de tortillería con una lata vieja, 2 rajas de leña y una libra de maíz empezó su humilde negocio. Hoy en día lleva 9 años trabajando en su tortillería que elabora y vende dentro de su vecindario las mayoría de sus clientes son amas de casa que desde tempranas horas esperan que abra su negocio para desayunar esas calientitas y recién hechas tortillas con maíz.
Ella realizo el crédito para comprar maíz, leña, cal y frijoles, pues son parte de la materia prima que utiliza para elaborar y vender sus apetecidas tortillas . Uno de sus planes es ir mejorando poco a poco su casa y la cocina donde elabora las tortillas y venta de frijoles cosidos.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,800,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Guadalupe Del Rosario to buy corn, firewood, lime and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 22, 2011
Listed
Dec 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012