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Porfirio has been farming for 30 years. He lives in the community of Las Nubes. His main activity is growing corn, but he also grows squash, as we can see in the photo that was taken. He started working from a young age with his parents, and that is why he has devoted his whole life to farm work.

He is a man with the desire to improve himself. He demonstrates this each day in his work, with the help of the Kiva family through the loans they grant him.
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El señor Porfirio se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 30 años, el habita en la comunidad las nubes, su principal actividad es la siembra de Maíz, pero además se dedica a la siembra de ayotes, el cual lo podemos apreciar en la fotografía que se le tomo, el inicio a trabajar desde muy pequeño con sus padres y es por esa razón que se ha dedicado toda su vida al trabajo de campo.
Es un hombre con deseos de superación, ya que cada dia el lo demuestra en su trabajo y con la ayuda de la familia kiva a través de los créditos que le otorguen.

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
  • 93
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,753,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Porfirio to pay for farming expenses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 19, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013