The most difficult thing he faces is that oftentimes the pineapple that he grows doesn't get a good price because of its size, which affects his livelihood as the bit that he manages to collect is barely enough to meet his expenditures.
He would like a loan to buy fertilizers and materials so he can have good yields and improve his living conditions. At the same time, he would like to be able to buy a van to be able to move his products to the market.
Don Salome is 52-years-old and lives in Ticuantepe where he grows pineapple. He has five grown children and his wife is a trader who helps him with household expenses. He is grateful to AFODENIC (Kiva field partner) for the opportunity of the loan.
About AFODENICThis 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.
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