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Maria Eva
Maria Eva has sold food in one of the Chinandega markets for 40 years. This is a family business, and she started off as a kitchen aid when her mother was the owner. Maria Eva studied and cooked in the business at that time. She decided to save up to open her own business and she opened it with her own capital. She sells food now and is able to support her two dependent children and two grandchildren with her income. She is single, and is both father and mother to her children. She works every day of the week from 5 am to 4 pm. She works hard to support her household. She is working hard to improve her home, and this is why she is requesting a loan to buy basic grains to improve her business and quality of life.
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La señora se dedica a la actividad de venta de comida en uno de los mercados de chinandega desde hace 40 años, es un negocio familiar el cual ella empezo como ayudante de cocina de la mamá quien era la propietaria, ella estudiaba y cocinaba, decidio ahorrar para poner su propio negocio y lo comenzo con capital propio, en la actualidad ella vende sus comidas y de esas ventas saca adelante a sus hijos los cuales son dos y dos nietos que dependen de ella, es soltera y madre y padre para sus hijos, labora de lunea a domingo desde las cinco de la mañana hasta las cuatro de la tarde.

la señora se esfuerza por sacar adelante su hogar, es por ello que solicita un crédito para la compra de materia prima para la elaboración de sus alimentos para mejorar su negocio y su calidad de vida.

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
  • 50
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,418,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maria Eva to buy basic grains such as: rice by the quintal, beans, oil by the drum, and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013