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Dona Felipa is a widow. She is 50 years old and has 3 children, 2 of her children still live with her but are independent. Felipa has worked for 18 years as a teacher and examiner. Her schedule changes each week, causing her to sometimes stay at the school to sleep. She works from 6am until 2pm, and from 2pm until 6pm. In her spare time she works as a seamstress to generate more income. She is requesting a loan to construct a small house for her daughter who was recently married. Her daughter is also a teacher. Felipa feels this is the only opportunity she has to help her so that she can also be more independant.

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Doña Felipa es viuda, de 50 años de edad, tiene 3 hijos, 2 de ellos habitan con ella, pero son independientes, tiene 18 años de laborar para la Escuela Normal como maestra y actualmente como inspectora, con horario variado, rotando cada semana, tenendo que dormir en algunos casos dentro del centro, los horarios son de 6:00am. a 2 p.m. y de 2p.m. a 6 pm., en sus tiempos lires se dedica a la costura para obtener mayores ingresos. Esta solicitando su ovo credito el cual utilizara para la construccion de una pequeña casa para su hija que esta recien casada, ella es maestra y aportara otra parte para avanzar en la construccion lo mas que se pueda, doña Felipa lo que desea es que su hija tenga independencia porque estan los otros hijos de ella, y considera que esta es la unica oportunidad que tiene para apoyarla.

Additional Information


This loan is administered by AFODENIC, La Asociación para el Fomento al Desarrollo Nicaragua, a Kiva Field Partner based in Managua, Nicaragua. Founded in 1999, AFODENIC was created to promote the socio-economic and cultural development of sectors that are excluded from commercial banking. Integrating economic and human resources, AFODENIC offers affordable and adaptable financial services aimed at strengthening the family unit of their clients, who include students, producers, and micro- and small entrepreneurs from rural and urban areas. AFODENIC is a socially responsible institution engaged in society and making a positive impact on its professional partners and communities.

Supporting a borrower through AFODENIC contributes to the pursuit of innovation in mitigating poverty in Nicaragua. Visit AFODENIC’s partner page for more information.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 69
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,075,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Felipa construction of a small house for her daughter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
24 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011