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Mario Santiago
Mario Santiago is originally from Masaya but due to work circumstances he had to transfer to Managua where he has worked as a driver for a state institution for 14 years. He is single, with two children in his care, and has struggled hard for his family's well being.

He is requesting a loan through Ceprodel to build another room since his family is growing. He will use this loan to buy materials such as cement, iron and sand, and to hire workers.

This is hist first loan through Kiva-Ceprodel and it will be very helpful, enabling him to give his family a better lifestyle.
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Don Mario Santiago es originario de Masaya pero por circunstancia del trabajo se traslado a vivir a Managua, labora en una institución del estado, desempeñándose como conductor desde hace catorce años, tiene dos hijos a su cargo, es una persona soltera que ha venido luchando por el bienestar de su familia.

Se presento a Ceprodel para solicitar un crédito para construir un cuarto ya que la familia va creciendo y con este crédito se compra materiales tales como cemento, hierro, arena y pago de mano de obra.

Con este primer financiamiento que Kiva- Ceprodel le brinden le será de mucho apoyo, podrá darle un mejor nivel de vida a su familia.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD