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Paula Marina
Paula works making soft tortillas. She will use her loan to buy corn, firewood and lime powder, ingredients needed for her final product. She’s 36-years-old and the mother of two school age children. She’s been in said activity for 16 years and her business is located in a centrally located street which is favorable for selling all she makes. It’s important to mention that she uses her time to the maximum because she works as a domestic employee mornings earning a little extra for her family and to be able to fill her obligations so she’s only able to make corn tortillas in the afternoon.
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La Sra. Paula se dedica a la elaboración de tortillas suaves su crédito lo invirtió en compra de maíz, leña y cal ingredientes necesarios para el producto final, tiene treinta y seis años de edad y es madre de dos hijos en edades escolares.
Lleva dieciséis años ejerciendo dicha actividad su negocio se ubica en una calle céntrica lo que le favorece para vender todos su producto elaborados.
Es importante mencionar que su tiempo es aprovechado al máximo ya que por la mañana trabaja como asistente del hogar (DOMESTICA) con lo cual lleva un poco mas de ingreso para la unidad familiar y poder hacerle frente a sus obligaciones. Por lo que prácticamente solo las tardes le quedan para hacer sus tortillas de maíz.

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
  • 96
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,742,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Paula Marina to buy firewood, corn and lime powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2013