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María Jesús
María L. tends to her food preparation and sales business in the Mayoreo market with much care and dedication; she also sells beverages like fruit juices, soft drinks and water, which she stores in her cooler for display to her customers.

She is asking for funding to buy beverages and also to buy ingredients for her meals. She hopes the loan will be granted so that she can continue to provide good service to her customers.
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En el Mercado Mayoreo, la señora María L. se dedica con gran ahínco a atender su propio negocio de elaboración y venta de alimentos vendiendo también las bebidas como son jugos, gaseosas y agua las que coloca en su refrigerador para exhibición a sus clientes.

Actualmente está solicitando un crédito para invertirlo en la compra de las bebidas y también en la compra de materia prima para la elaboración de los alimentos. Ella espera ser beneficiada con el crédito para así brindar un buen servicio a 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
  • 30
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,398,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped María Jesús to buy ingredients for her meals and to buy beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010