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Arely Del Socorro
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Arely is 40 years old, married and has two small kids. She lives in North Laureles in Managua. Arely is a merchant and has a local store that she operates out of her home. She dedicates most of her time to the store and she also cares for and raises her children. In her business she sells basic grains, fruits, vegetables, hardware products, and other general merchandise. With the help of her husband, who also is a merchant, they have been able to get ahead, little by little. At the present time they only have one bedroom in their home. The loan will be needed to create another room, so that her kids can sleep in it, and so that so she can give them comfort and space. With the earnings of the store she wants to save the money so she could improve her house little by little and to improve her family’s quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Estefany of San Roque High School, Kiva volunteer

Arelys tiene 40 años de edad, casada y con 2 pequeños hijos, vive en el populoso barrio Laureles Norte de Managua. Arelys es comerciante tiene una pulpería en su casa de habitación, a la cual le dedica la mayor parte de su tiempo, el tiempo restante es para el cuido y formación de sus hijos. En su negocio ella vende toda clases de granos básicos, frutas y verduras, productos ferreteros y mercadería en general. Con la ayuda de su esposo quien también es comerciante han ido saliendo adelante poco a poco. Actualmente su casa de habitación consta de una solo cuarto. El crédito lo necesita para construir un cuarto más para que ahí duerman sus hijos, y así darles comodidad y espacio a sus pequeños. con las ganacias que genera la pulpería ella quiere ocupar un porcentaje para ir mejorando su casa poco y aumentar su calidad de vida y la de su familia

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
  • 68
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,075,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Arely Del Socorro buy construction materials for a bedroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2008
Jan 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 22, 2008