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Aura Lila
Doña Aura is a seamstress by profession. She has been working for more than 30 years in order to provide for the common welfare of her family. Her living conditions are simple, but slowly she has been making improvements to her home.

Aura has the financial assistance of her children, which gives her great satisfaction. The loans from AFODENIC have been used for home improvements. With her previous loan, she was able to add a room at the back of her house by purchasing concrete and wood.

Today she will use her new loan to make improvements to her kitchen, which is in very bad shape. The floorboards are quite old and need to be pulled up in order to start from scratch. Aura will buy materials such as wooden planks, nails, lumber, and other supplies so that she can improve the condition of her home.

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Doña Aura es de profesion costurera, con mas de treinta años, laborando para el bienestar comun de su familia, es de condicion sencilla y poco a poco ha venido haciendo mejora a su casa.
Cuenta con la ayuda economica de sus hijos, lo que para ella es de gran sastifaccion. Los prestamos en Afodenic, han sido para las mejora a su vivienda con el credito anterior logro hacer un cuarto en la parte de atrás de concreto y madera.
Hoy con este nuevo financiamiento mejorara la cocina que esta en muy mal estado ya que las tablas estan bastante vieja, lo que levantara desde el aranque para que quede buena,comprara materiales en tabla de madera, clavos, cuartones y otros, logrando estar en mejores condiciones de vivienda.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 128
    View loans »
    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,535,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Aura Lila to purchase construction materials for making improvements to her kitchen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012