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Nidia Del Carmen
The nacatamal is a typical Nicaraguan food, and Mrs. Nidia P. prepares nacatamales in the city of Masaya. She learned to make them thanks to the support of her mother, who taught her how to prepare them from a very young age, so that it would serve her as a business with which she could support her children.

Today, she has come to Ceprodel to ask for loans that will help her buy the necessary ingredients, such as mint leaves, onions, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and pork. She hopes quite confidently that she will receive her loan, and in this way will improve her household's economic situation.
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El nacatamal es una de la comidas típicas de Nicaragua y a la elaboración de este alimento se dedica la señora Nidia P. en la ciudad de Masaya. Ella aprendió a elaborar este alimento gracias al apoyo de su mamá quien de muy pequeña le enseñó a prepararlos y a la vez para que le sirviera como negocio con el cual mantener a sus hijos.

Hoy en día ha acudido a Ceprodel para solicitar créditos que le permitan comprar la materia prima como lo es la hoja, cebollas, chiltomas, tomate y la carne de cerdo. Espera muy confiadamente que su crédito será otorgado y de esta forma mejorará su condición económica en su hogar.

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
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,729,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Nidia Del Carmen purchasing ingredients to make nactamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2008
Dec 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009