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This is an unmarried, childless woman who has dedicated her entire life to this type of business, owing to her mother’s occupation of raising and butchering pigs.

Currently her mother is old and no longer works and Mrs. A. is her only caregiver. She also supports a nephew, the son of her older brother who lives in Costa Rica due to unemployment, by paying for his education.

She has worked at her current position in the central market in Chinancego for over seven years. Before this she, she sold her wares from her house. She was responsible for buying live animals, butchering them and selling the meat and other parts of the animal. She has worked with CEPRODEL for over 2 years and has a very good credit record with them.

Translated from Spanish by Sofia Izmailov, Princeton University Language Project volunteer.

Esta señora es soltera sin hijos, la cual se ha dedicado toda la vida a este tipo de negocio, debido a que su mamá se dedicaba a la crianza y destace de cerdos.

Actualmente su mamá está ya anciana y no trabaja, doña blanca es su único sostén y es quien mantiene además de su mamá, a un sobrino hijo de un hermano mayor que vive en Costa Rica por la falta de empleo, a quien le está financiando su educación.

El puesto que actualmente ella posee está ubicado en el mercado Central de la ciudad de Chinandega desde hace más de siete años, antes de tener su puesto las ventas las realizaba en su casa, ella se hace cargo de comprar el animal en pie, destazarlo y comercializar su carne y otros derivados provenientes del animal. Trabaja con CEPRODEL desde hace más de 2 años con quien tiene muy buen record crediticio.Purp

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
  • 61
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  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Blanca purchase of goods (pigs, sausages, fat).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2007
Oct 20, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 3, 2008