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Manzana 1 Group
In this Group: Estela , Lesbia , Romelia , Rosa , Rosibel , Silvia
The Solidario Manzana 1 communal bank is comprised of six hard-working women from the El Wawa community. It is located one hour from the Puerto Cabezas municipality. They organized recently with the goal of improving their quality of life and buying merchandise through their first loan.

Romelia is a 21 year old young woman. She is married and has three children. The oldest is seven and goes to the community school. She has two younger children, and her husband is in the military.

In order to have her own source of income, she established a small grocery store in a strategic location two years ago. The population travels by this location headed to different municipalities and communities in the Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte (RAAN) and towards Managua.

She is requesting her first loan to buy merchandise in Puerto Cabezas. She will buy basic grains, snacks, soft drinks, and purifies water, among other items. Her dream is to expand her grocery store.
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El Grupo Solidario Manzana 1, integrado por 6 mujeres trabajadores, originarias de la comunidad El Wawa, que se localiza a una hora del municipio de Puerto Cabezas. Se organizaron recientemente con el propósito de mejorar su calidad de vida, comprar mercadería, por medio del acceso a su primer financiamiento.

Romelia: Es una joven de 21 años de edad, casada con 3 hijos, el mayor de 7 años asiste al colegio de la comunidad y 2 menores de edad. Su esposo es militar. Con el propósito de tener su propia fuente de ingresos, desde hace 2 años, estableció una pequeña pulpería en un punto estratégico, en el cual circula población que viajan hacia los diferentes municipios y comunidades de la Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte (RAAN) y hacia Managua. Solicita su primer financiamiento para comprar mercadería en Puerto Cabezas: granos básicos, chiverías, gaseosas, agua purificada, entre otros. Su sueño es ampliar su pulpería.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 26.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Manzana 1 Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to buy merchandise for her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014