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Cándida is a merchant and has had a small store in her house for seven years. She buys some inventory in the city market, and suppliers deliver other items. She is a mature woman who wants to work and strive, and she likes working and having her own business. She is married, has her own home, and has three adult children who work and help her out financially.

Cándida needs a loan to invest in her business and buy the grains and milk products her customers purchase frequently. She is pleased with the loans she has received and hopes to continue receiving support.
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La Sra. Cándida es comerciante tiene una pequeña pulpería en su casa de habitación, tiene siete años de tener este negocio, sus compras las realiza en el mercado municipal algunas otras se las llevan los proveedores al negocio, es una señora mayor pero con ganas de trabajar y de luchar por la vida, se siente muy bien trabajando y tener su propio negocio.
Es casada, tiene su propia casa, tiene tres hijos ya mayores trabajan y le ayudan económicamente.
La Sra. Cándida necesita un financiamiento para invertirlo en su negocio en la compra de granos básicos y productos lácteos que es lo que más consumen sus clientes.
Me siento contenta por todos los financiamientos que me han brindado. Espero me sigan apoyando.

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
  • 74
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,787,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Cándida to buy grains such as rice, sugar, milk products, milk, and candies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014