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Maura María
Maura María comes from the commune of San Rafael, in the south of Nicaragua. She sells used clothing in her home, where she has a space dedicated to selling her merchandise. She might be a senior citizen, but she is no less full of fighting spirit for it. She likes her business because it gives her something to do and makes her feel useful. She likes working because it allows her a measure of independence, knowing that she has her own income with which to pay for household and personal expenses alike. She has three children, all adults and married, who help her make ends meet. One of the couples lives at her house with their daughter. Maura María's owns the house she lives in, which is full of warmth and companionship despite its small size. She is very grateful to field partner Ceprodel and to Kiva for all the loans, which have helped her immensely with her business.
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La Señora Maura María es originaria del municipio san Rafael del sur Nicaragua, es comerciante venta de ropa usada en su casa de habitación tiene un espacio donde coloca su mercadería.

Es una señora luchadora, mayor de edad, pero le gusta estar siempre entretenida sentirse útil.
No le gusta depender de nadie, le gusta trabajar y saber que tiene sus propios ingresos para sufragar sus gastos y necesidades del hogar.

Tiene tres hijos mayores de edad casados y le ayudan para su alimentación. Uno de ellos vive en su casa y una nieta.
Tiene casa propia pequeña humilde pero con mucho calor humano.

se siente muy agradecida con ceprodel y kiva por todos los financiamientos que me han brindado y ayudado muchísimo en su crecimiento como comerciante.

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
  • 66
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,083,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Maura María to buy various types of used clothing in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014