Cristina del Carmen: She’s a 70-year-old entrepreneur woman. It has been some years since she opened her small grocery store in her home. She is requesting a loan to increment her inventory: dry grains, eggs, and dairy products, among other non-perishable products. Her dream is to sell meat, poultry, and milk.
Cristina del Carmen: Es una mujer emprendedora de 70 años de edad. Desde hace muchos años estableció su pequeña pulpería en su vivienda. Solicita financiamiento para incrementar su inventario: granos básicos, huevos, chiverías, entre otros productos no perecederos. Su sueño es vender embutidos, pollo y leche.
About Pana Pana
Pana Pana is a nonprofit civil association founded in 1990 in Nicaragua. The organization’s official name is Asociacion para el Desarrollo de la Costa Atlantica (Association for the Development of the Atlantic Coast) but they have always been know as Pana Pana which means “mutual help” in the local language.
Pana Pana offers loans for commerce, housing, and a small number of agriculture loans. They also have a small social development unit that runs Pana Pana’s non-financial services. This includes technical assistance for housing loans and the development of a water and sanitation project.