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Roger Antonio
Señor Roger Antonio L. A. is a small farmer in the rural zone of Concepción. He is 43 years old. For 21 years he has grown pineapples. The greatest problem he has is smoke from the volcano, which affects the crop enormously. He needs financing to be able to buy fertilizers and supplies necessary to maintain a crop free from pests and other factors that can affect it. He began this agricultural activity thanks to the support of his wife and in-laws, who helped him with the land. Don Roger has struggled together with his wife, who works as a seamstress, to advance their three children, who are now in school. His plan for his family is to be able to give them a better education and always help them. At the same time, his dream is that one day he will have the means to be able to grow difference species of pineapple.
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El señor Roger Antonio L. A., es un pequeño agricultor de la zona rural de la Concepción , tiene la edad de 43 años , desde hace 21 años se dedica a cultivo de piña , la mayor necesidad que se le presenta es el humo del volcán, que le afecta enormemente el cultivo , el cual necesita financiamiento para poder comprar los fertilizantes e insumos necesarios para mantener un cultivo sano de plagas y otros factores que afectan al mismo, él inicio esta actividad agrícola gracias al apoyo de su esposa y suegros que le apoyaron con las tierras , Don Roger ha luchado junto a su esposa que labora como costurera, para sacar hacia adelante sus tres hijos que actualmente estudian; los planes hacia su familia, es poder darle una educación mejor y apoyarlos siempre. A la vez sus sueño es, que algún día obtenga la capacidad para poder cultivar las diversas especies de piña.

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
  • 90
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,741,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Roger Antonio buy fertilizer and farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 16, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011