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Ana Basilia
Ana has been selling wooden and plastic products and handicraft items in Chinandega market for 25 years. She is married and is the mother of five children, three of whom are of school age. Her husband helps her to make wooden products, such as wardrobes, multipurpose objects and china cabinets, in the small workshop which they have in their home. She, then, sells them at the market. Ana, with the help of her older children, also makes piñatas (traditional decorations) to sell on her stall. She works tremendously hard to support her children and give them good prospects for the future. She is seeking a loan to buy merchandise for her business and to continue making profits which she can use to improve the quality of her home life. She is very grateful to Ceprodel and Kiva for visiting her and she knows very well that it is thanks to their help that her business has developed considerably.
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La señora Ana se dedica a la actividad de venta de productos de madera, plástico y artesanías en el mercado de chinandega desde hace 25 años.

es madre de cinco hijos tres de estos en edad escolar, es casada, su esposo le brinda ayuda en la elaboración de productos de madera ya que tienen un pequeño taller en su casa y el elabora los roperos, miluso, chineros etc,

y luego la señora Ana los vende en el mercado. también la señora elabora piñatas para su negocio, las vende en su tramo y con la ayuda de sus hijos los mayores elabora las piñatas. la señora se esfuerza por sacar adelante a sus hijos, para que estos sean jóvenes que muy buenas expectativas para el futuro.

solicita un financiamiento para compra de mercadería para su negocio y seguir obteniendo ganancias y de estas ir mejorando su calidad de vida en su hogar.

ella se siente muy agradecida con ceprodel y con kiva ya que a esta señora la han visitado en varias ocasiones y sabe perfectamente que gracias a kiva y a ceprodel su negocio ha evolucionado bastante.

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
  • 94
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,011,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Ana Basilia to buy handicraft items, cushions, baskets, coat hangers and pillows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2013
May 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013