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Petrona Del Carmen
Petrona is a humble artisan who makes shoes in the city of Granada. She is married and has five children; two are studying and the rest help her at the workshop. Petrona started this business together with her husband. She sold meat before, which was her family’s business. When she got married, her husband worked in a shoe workshop; they joined forces and decided to start their own workshop, where their children also work. This is how the family makes a living today, selling in Managua and the surroundings and looking for new markets.

Petrona is requesting a loan to buy leather, glue, soles and buckles. She wants to fulfill all the orders they have and the loan will help them to have all the raw material they need to work. Her plans are to enlarge the workshop and employ new artisans, and to offer a wide variety for men and women, promoting the local shoe industry.
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Petrona, es una humilde artesana dedicada a la producción de zapatos, en la ciudad de Granada, casada madre de 5 hijos de los cuales dos están estudiando los demás trabajan con ella en el taller de zapatos. Inicio su negocio junto con su esposo ella anteriormente vendía carne con este negocio fue que creció ya que su familia vendía carne. Al casarse su esposo trabaja en un taller de zapatos así que ambos unieron capital y decidieron poner su propio taller de zapatos en el trabajan sus hijos también. Este es el único medio de subsistencia de hoy en día. Ellos venden dentro y fuera de Managua para conseguir nueva rutas de mercado.
Ella está solicitando el crédito para comprar cuero, pegamento, suelas, ebilla, pegamento para zapatos. Desea cumplir con los pedidos que tienen y el crédito le permitirá tener materia prima para trabajar. Pues tiene como planes ampliar su taller y brindar empleo a nuevos artesanos y ofrecer variedad de estilos para damas y caballeros promoviendo calzado nacional.

About Nicaragua

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 132
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,060,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Petrona Del Carmen to buy leather, glue, soles and buckles to make shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 30, 2013
Listed
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014