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Paula Argentina
Paula Argentina A. C. is 39 years and lives in Los Martinez neighborhood. She is married and has three teenagers who are in high school.

They all sell fruits and vegetables, which has been Paula’s work since she was little--she has been making a living from this activity for more than 30 years. The economic problems that bring down the country make the price of raw materials go up and down, resulting in the family's unstable income.

They live in a humble home, and the winter rains destroyed the house’s infrastructure. Paula requests a loan to build a wall that will fortify her home and ensure that her children live in the best place possible, especially the older children that are now asking for personal space. It is vital as parents to have the peace of mind of knowing that their kids can spend their daily lives in a dignified space.
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La señora Paula Argentina A. C., tiene la edad de 39 años vive en el barrio Los Martinez, es casada y tiene 3 hijos adolecentes que actualmente están estudiando al escuela secundaria, ellos se dedican a vender frutas y verduras, ha sido su trabajo desde pequeña pues tiene más de 30 años de ganar su sustento diario en esta actividad, los problemas económicos que abaten al país hacen que el alza en los precios de su materia prima tengan altos y bajos ocasionándoles problemas en la estabilidad de sus utilidades, ellos habitan en una humilde casa que con las lluvias del invierno han causado destrozos a la infraestructura de su hogar, es por esta razón que solicita un préstamo para construir un muro que fortalezca su hogar y asegure a sus hijos a habitar en un lugar optimo sobretodo para los mayores que ya están demandando su espacio personal y es vital como padre de familia la tranquilidad de saber que sus hijos se desarrollan en un espacio digno para su desenvolvimiento diario.

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.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 69
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,049,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Paula Argentina to construct a wall to fortify her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2010
Oct 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011