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Bradis Del Carmen

Update on Bradis Del Carmen

Bradis continues with her taxi business which provides her daily income. She has been saving and making home improvements. Her husband works as a truck driver and their three children are in school.

Up until now she has been able to balance business expenses. Sometimes profits are good and other times she does not earn much. With her previous loan she was able to buy a door and window for the living room. Now she wants to buy doors and windows for the bedrooms. These are expensive so she will do it little by little and change the ones that are in bad condition first. She also wants to put ceramic tile in the bedrooms to make it more hygienic and safer for the family.
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Doña Bradis. Continua con su negocio, su taxi, que es, el que cada dia, da su ingreso. En donde ha venido ahorrando y haciedo las mejora a su casa, su esposo labora como conductor de pipa, y sus tres hijos estudiando.
Pues hasta al momento se ha equilibrado, con los gastos del taxi, aveces quedando poco, y otras veces muy buenas ganancias, con el credito anterior, logro la compra de puerta y ventana de la sala. Ahora comprara puerta y ventanas para los cuartos, siendo de costos altos, es por tal razon, va cambiando por parte y asi poder cambiarlas ya que estan en mal estado, y quiere reforzar esta desmejora, a si como poner ceramica en los cuartos y lograr mejor higiene, y se guridad para asu familia.

Previous Loan Details

Bradis is 35 years old and the mother of three children. She works in the transport sector and has her own taxi. She started her business with her husband’s savings some years ago. Bradis has encountered difficulties due to the cost of petrol, which rises daily. Her customers don’t want to pay... More from Bradis Del Carmen's previous loan »

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.

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About Nicaragua

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,392,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Bradis Del Carmen to buy doors, windows and ceramic tiles for family hygiene and safety.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012