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Doris is a merchant selling basic grains and snacks like rice, sugar, beans and oil, among others. Before having her business she did household chores but she felt motivated to contribute economically to her family and now she does the double job of tending to her home and selling basic grains and snacks. To provide better customer service, she intends to diversify her line of products and on this occasion needs a loan to make her business plan reality. She’s a single mother and has three, school age children in her care. She’s contributed to improve her home’s living conditions by means of her business.
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Doña Doris es comerciante de granos básicos y chiverías como: arroz, azúcar, frijoles, aceite, entre otros.

Antes de tener su negocio atendía los quehaceres de su hogar, sin embargo se sintió motivada en contribuir económicamente a su familia, y ahora realiza la doble función de atender a su hogar, vender granos básicos y chiverías.

Para brindar una mejor atención a sus clientes, se proyecta en diversificar su línea de productos, y en esta ocasión necesita de un préstamo para hacer realidad su plan de negocios.

Ella es madre soltera, y tiene tres hijos a su cargo en edad escolar y con su negocio ha contribuido en mejorar las condiciones de vida de su hogar.

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
  • 76
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Doris to buy basic grains and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2013