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Mrs. Maura is 53 years old and lives in Villa Reconciliacion with some of her 5 children (all of them independent adults). She supports herself, thankfully, due to profits from her general store that she's run for the past 9 years. Besides general food staples, she sells personal products, clothing, costmetics and jewelry. This provides her with enough to get by ( besides what she receives from her children). She is now requesting a loan to purchase costmetics and jewelry to supplement her store's inventory and meet the requests of her clients, which in the past she has been unable to meet.

Translated from Spanish by Mayra Gould, Kiva volunteer.

Doña Maura tiene 53 años vive en Villa Reconciliación y actualmente vive sola con algunos de sus 5 hijos ya todos adultos e independientes. Se mantiene gracias a una Pulpería que monto hace 9 años en la que además de granos básicos y productos higiénicos vende también ropa, cosméticos y joyas, con esto se sustenta así como del apoyo que recibe de sus hijos. Solicita un crédito para comprar cosméticos y joyas, la cual tiene con escasez de inventario y sus clientes demandan productos que no ha podido adquirir, este crédito la ayudara a subir sus ventas y satisfacer las demandas y necesidades de sus clientes.

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
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Maura to purchase products to supplement the inventory of her general store. (Comprar insumos para abastecer su pulpería).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2008
Mar 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009