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Maria Felix
María, 33, is single and has five children four of which are still in her care and one is independent. She is a merchant from Chichigalpa, Chinandega Municipality. Her business is selling fruit and vegetables. Although her locale has no luxuries it’s the business that supports her children; she has no other source of income. Wicker and plastic baskets are her display cases for fruit and vegetables but even in the midst of her poverty she seeks ways to get ahead and try to give her family a better standard of living.

She’s been in this business for five years; she used to be an ambulatory street vendor. She requested the loan to invest in her business buying onions, chayote, potatoes, cucumbers and other kinds of vegetables that are necessary to stock her stand.

Her short-term goal is to stay in business and enroll her children in school. Her medium-term goal is to buy a small truck to transport her merchandise and her long-term goal is to buy a house of her own since she currently lives in her mother’s house.
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María, de 33 años, soltera, con 5 hijos de los cuales 4 de ellos están a su cargo y 1 es independiente, de oficio comerciante originaria de Chichigalpa municipio de Chinandega. Su negocio es venta de frutas y verduras. Aunque no es un local que no cuenta con muchos lujos, pero es el negocio con el cual mantiene a sus hijos ,no tiene otros ingresos. Los canastos de mimbre y plásticos son sus exhibidores de frutas y verduras pero aun así en medio de su pobreza busca como salir adelante tratando de darle un mejor nivel de vida a su familia. Tiene 5 años de dedicarse a esta actividad, antes de dedicaba al comercio ambulante; solicito el crédito para invertir en el negocio con la compra de cebollas, chayotes, papas, pepinos y otras clases de verdura que son necesarias para surtir su tramo. su meta a corto plazo es seguir en el negocio y meter a estudiar a sus hijos, a mediano plazo es comprar un camioncito para el transporte de la mercadería y largo plazo comprar su propia casa ya que a donde vive es de su mama.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 90
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  • $24,741,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Felix to buy fruit and vegetables to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012