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Soprimas Group
In this Group: Eliza Maribel, Karen Margiana, Pearl Mae
Karen is the coordinator of the Sopimas communal bank. She is from Puerto Cabezas. The group was formed three years ago, and it is comprised of three tenacious and hard-working women whose objective is to improve their earnings. She has a business of selling slippers, underwear and cosmetics at a rented place in the market. She is requesting a loan to buy merchandise in Managua. She will sell it at affordable prices in the Puerto Cabezas municipality. She is requesting this loan from Pana Pana in order to buy more merchandise for her small business. Her dream is to have her own place and to have a prosperous business.
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Karen, es la coordinadora del Grupo Solidario Sopimas, es originaria de Puerto Cabezas. Desde hace 3 años conformó el grupo solidario, integrado por 3 mujeres luchadoras y trabajadoras (Eliza y Pearl, con el objetivo de mejorar sus ingresos. Ella tiene un negocio de venta de chinelas, ropa interior, cosméticos, en un local que alquila en el mercado. Solicita financiamiento para comprar mercadería en Managua y venderla a precios accesibles en el Municipio de Puerto Cabezas. Está solicitando este crédito en PANA PANA, con el propósito de comprar más mercadería para su pequeño negocio. Su sueño es tener su propio local y tener un negocio próspero.

Additional Information

About Pana Pana

Pana Pana is a nonprofit civil association founded in 1990 in Nicaragua. The organization’s official name is Asociacion para el Desarrollo de la Costa Atlantica (Association for the Development of the Atlantic Coast) but they have always been know as Pana Pana which means “mutual help” in the local language.

Pana Pana offers loans for commerce, housing, and a small number of agriculture loans. They also have a small social development unit that runs Pana Pana’s non-financial services. This includes technical assistance for housing loans and the development of a water and sanitation project.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 94
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,742,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 26.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Soprimas Group's $1,150 loan helped a member to buy slippers, underwear, and clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014