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Juan Pablo
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Don Juan is a producer with more than 26 years of experience. He lives in the municipality of Ríos, a community that offers fertile soil and hills that are used for the most part to cultivate pineapple, dragon fruit, coffee, platano bananas and vegetables, among other products that are supplied by the national markets in the city of Managua.

Mr. Don Juan cultivates pineapple and dragon fruit on the majortiy of his land, with the support of his eldest sons who know the harvesting process for these fruits. Each process of this type of work requires hard and technical manual labor , which his sons already know with perfection. In reality the plantations present difficulties for him to change his cultivations, due to a lack of economic resources to count on. The majority of the pineapple seeds that he poses is from five years ago, which does not provide a satisfactory product for his customers who purchase and consume them. Mr. Don Juan is asking for a loan in order to swo new pineapple and to obtain a better product for future commerce. With this investment in the harvesting of pineapple, he will improve his production and will then be able to increase his store and extend into new borders.

Translated from Spanish by Chloé Tuot, a Kiva Volunteer.

Don Juan es un productor de más de 26 años de experiencia, habita en el municipio de los Ríos, comunidad que presenta tierras fértiles y accidentadas que son utilizadas en su mayoría para cultivar piña, pitahaya, café, plátanos, hortalizas, entre otros productos que abastecen una buena parte del mercado nacional de la ciudad de Managua.

El señor trabaja la mayor parte de sus tierras en el cultivo de la piña y pitahaya, con el apoyo de sus hijos mayores quienes conocen el proceso de cosecha de los cultivos que producen, ya que este tipo de trabajo requiere de mano de obra tecnificada que conozcan cada proceso, y sus hijos ya lo dominan a la perfección. En la actualidad las plantaciones presentan dificultades para poder renovar su cultivo debido a la falta de recursos económicos con los que no cuenta el señor, la mayoría de la piña que posee es de de cinco años, la cual no presenta un producto satisfactorio para los clientes que la compran y la consumen, el señor requiere un préstamo para sembrar piña nueva y obtener un buen producto para su futura comercialización. Con la debida inversión en el cultivo de piña, el señor mejorara su producción y así podrá incrementar su mercado y extenderse a nuevas fronteras.

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
  • 95
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,011,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Juan Pablo purchase seed and chemicals to cultivate pineapple and dragon fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2008
Feb 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009