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Britania De Los Ángeles
Britania is a micro-entrepreneur who has been making soft and fried tortillas for about ten years. This product is made from corn and is an important nutriment in the food of Nicaraguans.

She needs a loan in order to buy corn and firewood so that she can buy the corn by quintal in order to greatly decrease the cost to produce the food.

Before having her own business she used to work as a maid in Managua, but in order to be closer to her two children and take care of them, she decided to open her own business in her residence.

With the earnings she received from her work, she provides food and security to her children, and also the personal household expenses and their studies. She is a single mother and very hardworking.
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Doña Britania es una microempresaria que tiene aproximadamente diez años de producir tortillas suaves y tostadas, este producto es elaborado a base de maíz y constituye un alimento muy importante en la comida de los nicaragüenses.

Ella necesita un préstamo con el objetivo de comprar maíz y leña, esto con el objetivo de comprar el maíz por quintal y disminuir considerablemente los costos de producir este alimento.

Antes de tener su propio negocio trabajaba como empleada domestica en Managua, pero para estar más cerca de sus dos hijos y atenderlos, decide poner su propio negocio en su casa de habitación.

Con los ingresos que obtiene de su trabajo, le brinda seguridad alimentaria a sus hijos, además de los gastos personales del hogar y sus estudios. Es madre soltera y muy esforzada.

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
  • 69
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,101,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Britania De Los Ángeles to buy corn and firewood to make soft and fried tortillas in her home based business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013