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Damaris De Los Ángeles
Damaris lives in the city of Masaya. Masaya is a Nicaraguan city with a lot of human warmth whose people maintain their traditions. It is the birthplace of artisans. Damaris is 34 years old and her nuclear family has four members: herself, her husband and her two dependent children.

Damaris' business is selling fried pork, tamales, 'cabeza de chancho' (a stew made from all the parts of a pig), 'moronga' (blood sausage) and pepena (cooked pork fat). She prepares all of these dishes herself. Damaris has owned her own business for two and a half years. She says that she started the business with her own capital which she and her husband had saved up. As she needed to make more income for her household, she decided to contribute toward her family's upkeep by setting up a fried food business in her own home. She sells traditional food made from different parts of the pig and her customers are her neighbors and passersby. She buys the ingredients she needs from the town market.

Right now, Damaris needs to invest in her business so that she can prepare her food in larger quantities and thereby satisfy her customer demand which currently exceeds what she is able to produce. She is making all this effort as she wants to be a productive person who contributes toward improving her family's well-being.
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Doña Damaris, vive en la cuidad de Masaya, unas de las ciudades de Nicaragua con mucho calor humano, gente de tradición y cuna de artesanos, tiene la edad de 34 años, comerciante, su núcleo familiar es de 4 ella su esposo y sus dos hijos menores de edad.

Su negocio consiste en la venta de cerdo frito, nacatamales, cabeza de chancho, moronga, pepena elaborados por ella misma, tiene dos años y 6 meses de poseer su propio negocio.

Comenta que ella comenzó con capital propio producto de unos ahorros que tenia con su esposo, pero habiendo necesidades en el hogar de obtener mayores ingreso, decidió contribuir con su familia poniendo en su casa el negocio de venta de fritos, comida tradicional de la cuidad, derivadas del cerdo, sus clientes son sus vecinos y personas que transitan por la calle, para elaborarlo ella compra los insumos en el mercado municipal de la ciudad

En estos momentos esta necesitando invertir en su negocio para elaborar su producto en mayores cantidades y poder satisfacer la demanda de sus clientes que es mayor a lo que ella produce, todo este esfuerzo lo realiza con la intención de ser una persona productiva que contribuye a la mejoría de su hogar y al bienestar de sus hijos.

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
  • 56
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,430,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Damaris De Los Ángeles to buy plastic bags, tamales, rice and pork rinds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014