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José Aben
This gentleman, José Aben, has had his barbershop for 6 years. He learned the trade from his father, and after taking out a loan he was able to start his own business. José Aben is married with two daughters, who are his motivation to succeed.

Gradually, José Aben has started to sell refreshments and sodas in his barbershop. He is a very determined gentleman who has been steadily moving forward with his business.
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El señor se dedica a la actividad de barbería desde hace 6 años, esa actividad la aprendía por herencia su padre era el que tenia esta actividad y posteriormente con préstamo inicio su propia actividad, es casado y tiene dos niñas motivo por el cual se esfuerza por sacarlas adelante.

En su barbería también poco a poco ha venido invirtiéndole productos de golosinas y refrescos el es un señor muy esforzado poco a poco ha venido saliendo adelante.

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
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,420,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped José Aben to run his barbershop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013