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Maura Soza is from Waspam. She is 40 years old, married, and has 5 chilren, two of whom are of age and three of whom are still minors. Three years ago they moved to the city of Puerto Cabezas for her husband's work, since he has a formal job in the municipal judge's office. Two years ago, with the goal of having her own source of income, she started her own business selling vegetables and a small grocery store. She is requesting a second loan in order to buy merchandise: instant soups, basic grains, and root vegetables, among other products. Her dream is to have to a prosperous business and to support her children's education.
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Maura Soza: Es originaria de Waspam, tiene 40 años de edad, casada con 5 hijos: Dos mayores de edad y tres menores de edad. Desde hace 3 años se trasladaron al municipio de Puerto Cabezas, por motivos laborales de su esposo que trabaja de manera formal, en el juzgado. Con el propósito de tener su propia fuente de ingresos, desde hace 2 años estableció su negocio de venta de verduras y una pequeña pulpería: Solicita su segundo financiamiento para comprar mercadería: Sopas instantáneas, granos básicos, chiverías, entre otros productos. Su sueño es tener un negocio próspero y apoyar en la educación de sus hijos.

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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
  • 95
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,011,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Maura to buy instant soups, basic grains, and root vegetables, among other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015