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Maria De Jesus
María is 47 year old and originally from Granada. She has 3 children. She started off by selling bananas and later she sold fruits and vegetables. Currently she has been selling vigoron [a traditional Nicaraguan dish with cassava and pork rinds] for 35 years and she does it by herself. She goes out to make her sales in the surrounding neighborhoods. She has consistent customers and she feels good about her accomplishments where she has been working.

She is requesting the loan to repair her home. She wants to buy construction materials since her house is very humble and is lacking many living conditions. She also needs to give it a better appearance and have better conditions in her kitchen where she prepares her delicious vigoron of Granada.

She is a woman who has fought to prepare her children for university degrees and give her house a boost since at first she didn't have a place to live, and she lived with her mother. Currently she bought for her father-in-law. Her wish is to finish constructing her house.
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María, 47 años de edad originaria de granada tiene 3hijos . Inicio vendiendo platanito y luego vendió frutas y verduras actualmente tiene 35 años vendiendo vigoron lo realiza sola y sale a vender a los barrios aledaños cuenta con clientes fijos y se siente bien realizarlo donde ha venido trabajando. El préstamo lo solicita para reparar su vivienda,quiere comprar materiales de construccion pues su casa es muy humilde y carece de muchas condiciones para vivir ademas necesita darle una mejor apariencia y tener en mejores condiciones su cocina donde elabora su sabroso vigoron granadino. Es una mujer que a venido luchando para preparar a sus hijas en carreras universitarias y en levantar su casa ya que primero no tenia donde vivir y vivía con su mama actualmente le compro a su suegro su deseo es terminar de construir su casa.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,383,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria De Jesus to repair her house and buy construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013