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Narcisa M. has dedicated herself to her business of raising pigs for the past 4 years in her home town of Villanueva de Chinandega. With much effort and sacrifice she is able to find the way to support her family despite the fact that she is a single mother. It is very difficult to try and maintain 5 children playing the role of both mother and father.

Today she is in urgent need of pigs for breeding. For this she is soliciting a loan from Ceprodel in order to obtain the help necessary to buy those animals. It must be emphasized that with her experience en this business she has been able to build up a customer base that acquire all of their animals through her.

Translated from Spanish by James Lombardo, Kiva volunteer

La dama Narcisa M. se dedica desde hace 4 años al negocio de la crianza de cerdos en su localidad en el municipio de Villanueva de Chinandega. Con muchísimo esfuerzo y sacrificio busca la manera de cómo mantener a su familia por el hecho de que es una dama soltera y con la difícil necesidad de mantener a sus 5 hijos haciendo el papel de padre y madre.

Hoy en día la necesidad que ella atraviesa es la urgente adquisición de los cerdos para su respectiva crianza en el Ganado. Para ello, ella solicita créditos en Ceprodel para obtener el apoyo necesario para la compra de estos animales. Es necesario destacar que con su experiencia en el negocio, ha logrado alcanzar clientes que adquieren de ella los animales o los productos derivados de estos animales.

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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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Narcisa purchase of pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2008
May 4, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009