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Karina Alba
She is from Puerto Cabezas, and she is 36 years old. In order to have a source of income, she established a mini grocery store approximately seven years ago.

She is requesting her second loan to buy merchandise like basic grains, snacks, bread, and eggs, among other products.

Her dream is to expand her house in order to set up a store selling new clothes.
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Es originaria de Puerto Cabezas, tiene 36 años de edad. Con el objetivo de tener fuente de ingreso, desde hace aproximadamente 7 años, estableció en su vivienda una mini pulpería. Solicita su segundo financiamiento para comprar mercadería: granas básicas, chiverías, pan, huevo, entre otros productos. Su sueño es ampliar su vivienda, para establecer una tienda de ropa nueva.

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.


About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,406,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Karina Alba to buy merchandise like basic grains, snacks, bread, and eggs, among other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015