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Luis Alfonso
Luis is a small farmer in Ticuantepe. For 25 years he has been growing pineapples. His greatest challenge are the pests that affect his crops. His plans for the future for his family is to give them a better quality of life. He has four children and his wife works as a storekeeper to help support the household expenses.

Luis needs this loan to begin begin planting and to have a good harvest in both quantity and quality in terms of color and flavor. He is grateful for the support that Afodenic has given him through Kiva funds to help him buy fertilizer and the supplies he needs. Without this support he wouldn't be able to achieve the output he needs.
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El señor Luis, es un pequeño agricultor de la zona de Ticuantepe , desde hace 25 años se dedica al cultivo de piña , la mayor afectación que se le presenta son las plagas que afectan al cultivo , los planes futuros hacia su familia es poder darle un mejor bienestar ya que tiene cuatro hijos y su esposa labora como comerciante para apoyar con los gastos del hogar , don Luis necesita un financiamiento para poder inducir el cultivo y sacar una buena producción tanto en tamaño como color y sabor . A gradece el apoyo que le brinda Afodenic atrávez de los fondos Kiva para realizar la compra de fertilizantes e insumos necesarios ya que sin este apoyo no fuese posible la producción.

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
  • $25,049,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Luis Alfonso to purchase fertilizer and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 25, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012