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Dominga Del Socorro
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Doña Dominga is a strong woman who has supported her husband for eight years by making and selling corn tortillas and beans in her humble home. They are a family of scare economic resources. Her work is tiring because she gets up at 5:00 in the morning and goes to bed at 9:00 at night because she strives to pay some of their home's expenses.

The products that Dominga makes in her home are consumed daily by the neighboring homes in her community because they represent basic food stuffs for poor families. Dominga's husband works as a security guard and pays for the rest of the home's expenses. This credit will be used to construct a room for their son. Right now all three of them sleep in the same room. With this money, they will be able to buy cheap materials to construct a room for their son.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer

Doña Dominga es una mujer esforzada que desde hace 8 años apoya a su esposo elaborando y vendiendo tortillas de maíz y frijoles cosidos en su humilde vivienda, son una familia de escasos recursos económicos, su trabajo es cansado se levanta a las cinco de la mañana hasta las nueve de la noche con este esfuerzo ha podido suplir ciertos gastos de la casa.

Los productos que la señora elabora en su casa son consumidos diariamente en los hogares aledaños de su comunidad, ya que representan la alimentación básica de las familias pobres. El esposo de la señora trabaja como guarda de seguridad y es quien complementa todos los gastos de la casa. La solicitud del crédito de esta pareja es la de construirle un cuarto a su hijo, en vista que actualmente duermen los tres en la misma habitación, con ese dinero podrán con materiales baratos construirle a su hijo.

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
  • 62
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,382,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Dominga Del Socorro to buy bricks, cement, sand, and iron to construct a room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2008
Feb 10, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2008