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In the Mayoreo market, Señora Carmen R. sells various products, such as plastic products and other products that she can go out and sell as a walking vendor, using the two baskets where she keeps the products that she sells.

Now she is applying for a loan to take advantage of the season when summer is coming. This requires the purchase of plastic pools for children, since in this season many people go to the sea. She needs to acquire plastic pools so that she can sell them and in this way obtain income for her development.

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En el Mercado Mayoreo, la señora Carmen R. se dedica a vender productos varios como productos de plástico y otros productos que también sale a vender ambulantemente con dos canastos donde guarda los productos que vende.

Hoy en día, ella está solicitando un crédito para aprovechar la temporada donde se acerca el verano y requiere la compra de piscinas plásticas para niños ya que en esta temporada muchos son los que van al mar y ella requiere adquirir las piscinas plásticas para venderlas y de esta manera obtener los ingresos para su desarrollo.

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
  • 42
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,238,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Carmen buy plastic products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2010
May 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011