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Carla Del Socorro
Carla del Socorro has been a merchant for thirty years. She sells food every day of the week in one of the markets in Chinandega. She works from 6 am to 4 pm. She is single, and acts as both father and mother to her daughter who is in her final year of secondary school. Carla works hard so that her daughter can be a professional one day soon.
She started her business with her own capital, saving up bit by bit from her work at her mother's business. She then became independent.
She has invested her loans in her business and has purchased basic grains. Her business has improved greatly. She has changed her furniture and made various improvements to her business. She is very grateful for these loans because her quality of life has improved and so she is using her income to improve her home as well.
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La señora es comerciante desde hace 30 años vende comida de lunes a domingo en uno de los mercados de chinandega, trabaja desde las seis de la mañana hasta las cuatro de la tarde, es soltera madre y padre para su hija quien cursa el ultimo año de secundaria y por quien se esfuerza para que el día de mañana sea una profesional.
la señora empezó su negocio con capital propio, ahorrando poco a poco ya que ella trabajaba en el negocio de la mamá y posteriormente ella se independizo.

los financiamientos los ha invertido en su negocio ha comprado granos básicos y su negocio en si lo ha mejorado bastante, su mobiliario lo ha cambiado y ha realizado varias mejoras en su negocio, la señora se siente muy agradecida con los financiamientos, podrá mejorar su calidad de vida, ya que con las ganancias que tiene ella busca como arreglar su hogar también.

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
  • 60
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carla Del Socorro to buy basic grains by the quintal, as well as pop, salsa, and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013