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Paula Elvira
Paula M. fully dedicates herself to the sale of her fruits and vegetables in the wholesale market of Managua. She sells avocadoes, lemons, sapotes, and apples, among others.

Her job is very demanding as she sells her wares throughout the market streets and often succumbs to fatigue caused by constant exposure to the sun and she gets tired from walking all day long. She is requesting this loan to purchase more avocadoes, lemons, and sapotes (a soft, edible fruit) so she can continue selling these and increase her income.
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En el Mercado Mayoreo de la ciudad de Managua, la señora Paula M. se dedica con gran esfuerzo a su actividad de venta de aguacates, limones, zapotes,entre otros ofrecidos ambulantemente en una canasta que a diario carga donde coloca estos productos y se moviliza en el mercado.

Su trabajo es muy cansado por la razón de que vende ambulantemente por las calles del mercado exponiéndose a la fatiga producida por el sol y al cansancio de caminar todo el día. El crédito lo está solicitando para la compra de aguacates, limones y zapotes para continuar con la venta y así mejorar sus ingresos.

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
  • 51
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Paula Elvira purchase fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 19, 2009
Jan 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010