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Rafael Antonio
Rafael is a humble pitaya farmer from Masaya, La Concepción. He lives together with his wife and children. They are a very united family and they all work the land in order to provide suitable care for each pitaya plant. Rafael's plans for his family are to improve their quality of life and to turn their humble home into a decent house for the entire family.

For many years, Rafael has been working the land that his dad gave him to grow crops on. The biggest problem that he faces is that he doesn't have enough money to buy fertilizers and the supplies he needs for his crops. He feels very grateful for the helping hand that he receives from Afodenic, through Kiva. There are many farmers who receive the support they need to grow good-quality crops and, above all, to obtain the full natural flavor from their pitaya.
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El señor , Rafael es un humilde agricultor de pitahaya de la zona de La concepción , Masaya , el ha bita junto a su esposa e hijos , ellos son una familia muy unida ya que todos trabajan al campo para poder darle el mantenimiento adecuado a cada planta de pitahaya , los planes hacia su familia es mejorar la calidad de vida y poder construir su humilde vivienda en una casa digna para toda su familia , don Rafael lleva muchos años trabajando las tierras que su papá le dio para que las cultivará , la mayor afectación que se le presenta es que no cuenta con el recurso económico para poder comprar fertilizantes e insumos necesarios para el cultivo . Se siente muy contento por la mano amiga que le brinda Afodenic atrávez de Kiva ya que son muchos los agricultores que se apoyan para sacar un cultivo de calidad y sobre todo su sabor natural a pitahaya .

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

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,054,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Rafael Antonio to buy fertilizers and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012