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Melvin Leonel
In the department of Chinandenga, Sr. Melvin C. works hard at his bakery producing all kinds of bread and simple sweets to begin offering in the early morning hours. He is always looking for ways to satisfy his customers.

Like any responsible father, Melvin strives every day to maintain his household and support his two small children who are dependent on him. This loan will be used to purchase ingredients so that he can continue making the high quality bread that brings great pleasure to his customers.

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Muy esforzadamente, en el departamento de Chinandega, el señor Melvin C. se dedica a trabajar en su panadería donde elabora todo tipo de pan ya sea simple y dulce y ofrecido desde muy tempranas horas de la mañana buscando la manera de lograr la satisfacción de sus clientes.
Como todo padre responsable, se esfuerza diariamente para llevar el sustento a su hogar y mantener a sus dos pequeños hijos que dependen de él.
El crédito lo solicita para invertirlo en la compra de la materia prima para elaborar el pan y así continuar produciendo un pan de alta calidad que sea de mucho agrado para sus clientes.

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 Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Melvin Leonel purchase ingredients for making bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 11, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010