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Leonidas is 45 years old, married and has three children. He lives in the humble Memorial Sandino district of Managua and works as a taxi driver. He wants to construct a small room for his only daughter so she has her own space and privacy, since all his children currently sleep in the same room.

Translated from Spanish by Marty Greenstein, Kiva Volunteer

El Señor Leonidas tiene 45 años de edad, es casado, con 3 hijos. Habita en el humilde barrio Memorial Sandino y trabaja como taxista. Necesita construir un pequeño cuarto para dárselo a su única hija mujer para que tenga su espacio y privacidad, ya que todos los hijos duermen en el mismo cuarto.

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
  • 71
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,049,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Leonidas purchase wood and supplies to build a room for his daughter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 31, 2007
Dec 17, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 1, 2008