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Luisa Amanda
Luisa Amanda is a single mother of six children; she’s a street vendor and her main business is selling plastic items like bags in assorted sizes and shapes. She buys her merchandise in Managua and then sells in the streets of León and Chinandega. She has more than 20 years’ experience in this hard but important source of income for her and her family.

The loan she requested was used to buy larger amounts of products to earn higher income thus improving her and her children’s quality of life. It’s worth pointing out that she managed to make home improvements thanks to Ceprodel loans.
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La señora Luisa Amanda es madre soltera de 6 hijos, comerciante ambulante donde su negocio principal es la venta de productos plástico como bolsas de diferentes tamaños y formas, compra sus productos en la ciudad de Managua, posteriormente realiza sus ventas en la calles de la ciudad de león y Chinandega, tiene más de 20 años de dedicarse a este arduo pero importante fuente de ingresos para ella y su familia.

El crédito solicitado fue utilizado para comprar al por mayor su producto donde obtendrá mayores ingresos y así mejorar su calidad de vida y de sus hijos.

Cabe mencionar que la señora a logrado mejorar su vivienda gracias a los créditos brindados por CEPRODEL.

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
  • 68
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,075,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Luisa Amanda to buy plastic tableware.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2012
Jul 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013