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Juan Inocente
Juan is a microbusiness owner who crafts wooden furniture such as beds, closets, and rocking chairs. He has had this job for 11 years.

Before having his own business he was a construction worker where he learned to build houses and do carpentry work. Thanks to his ability in handicrafts he decided to buy tools to start his own business where he currently has customers whom he personally attends.

His business has grown, but nonetheless requires financing for working capital to address the demand for furniture, especially for beds made of wood.

He is an enterprising person with high potential for growth as a microbusiness owner.
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Don Juan es un microempresario que se dedica al arte de elaborar muebles de madera como camas, roperos, sillas mecedoras, tiene once años de dedicarse a este oficio.

Antes de tener su propio negocio era obrero de la construcción en donde aprende a construir casas y realizar trabajos de carpintería, gracias a su habilidad en trabajos manuales decide comprar herramientas para poner su propio negocio personal en donde actualmente tiene clientes que atiende de manera personal.

Su negocio ha crecido, sin embargo necesita de un financiamiento para capital de trabajo para atender la demanda de muebles, en especial las camas de madera.

Es una persona emprendedor y con un alto potencial de crecimiento como microempresario.

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
  • 78
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,384,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Juan Inocente to buy laurel and Guanacaste wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014