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This loan is part of a Pana Pana project to address one of the biggest problems in the RAAN (North Atlantic Autonomous region): lack of drinking water and lack of access to proper sanitation facilities. In conjunction with Water Aid, Pana Pana trains women on how to make environmentally friendly toilets that are appropriate for rural use. Then the women will actually sell the product to rural families who lack access to sanitation services. Loans are for the female entrepreneurs to obtain and assemble the product and to support the women as they begin the sales process.
About Pana PanaPana 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.
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