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María Inés
Mrs. María Ines E. has worked for 25 long years raising livestock specifically pigs. She raises them in her house where she feeds them and cares for these animals. When they are fattened she then butchers them and sells them in her store.

The reason Mrs. María E. applied for the loan is to invest in her business of raising pigs. She will buy feed and purchase bricks to redo the room in her house. These repairs will let her raise the pigs in a more comfortable way for her and for the buyers who visit her.
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La señora María Ines E. se dedica desde hace 25 largos años a la actividad de crianza de ganado específicamente de cerdos llevándola a cabo en su casa de habitación donde da el alimento a los cerdos y vela por el bienestar de estos animales y al momento en que están engordados procede con el destace donde vende la carne en su localidad.
La razón por la que la señora María E. solicita el crédito es para invertir en la actividad de la crianza de cerdos por medio de la alimentación y también para la compra de ladrillos para la sala de su vivienda que tanto lo necesita y así llevar a cabo su actividad de crianza de cerdos en un lugar más cómodo para ella y para los compradores que le visitan.

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
  • 44
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,249,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped María Inés improvements for the store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2009
Jan 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011