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Update on Alejandra

Alejandra, originally from the city of Leon, is the mother of 2 children. She is a merchant, dedicated with great effort to making and selling tortillas. Alejandra is grateful to Kiva and Micredito because through their loans, she has improved the infrastructure of her business, augmented sales, and increased her earnings.

Alejandra is requesting a new loan to purchase at wholesale the principle products needed for making tortillas, including corn, powdered lime, and bags, among other items. She wants to meet customer demand. Alejandra believes this loan will help increase her income and expand sales, guaranteeing her family a better quality of life.
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Alejandra es madre de 2 hijos, originaria de la ciudad de Leon. Es de oficio comerciante, dedicada con mucho esfuerzo a la elaboración y venta de tortillas. Esta agradecida con Kiva y Micrédito ya atraves del credito logro mejorar la infraestructura de su negocio, aumentar sus ventas e incrementar sus ganancias. Solicita un nuevo crédito para comprar los productos principales de elaboración de tortillas tales como: Maíz al por mayor, cal, bolsas, entre otros Con el fin de cumplir con la demanda de los clientes. Estima que este crédito le ayudara a incrementar sus ingresos y crecer sus ventas, además de garantizar una mejor calidad de vida a su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Sra. Alejandra is a simple woman, 34 years old, and a native of Léon although she now lives in Managua. She has two children aged 5 and 11. She earns her living selling tortillas, a business she has owned for more than twelve years. Alejandra started her business using money that her husband gave... More from Alejandra's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,385,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Alejandra buy corn at wholesale, powdered lime, bags, and other items for her tortilla sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014