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Sandra Patricia
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Patricia has had her seamstress business for 6 years. She is 35 years old, married, with two beautiful children ages 16 and 13 who study in school, and her husband is a healthcare aide and he helps with the household expenses. The loan Patricia wants will be used to buy an overlock sewing machine which will allow her improve her product by using the machine to finish her work professionally, resulting in more sales and better working conditions in her shop and being able to support herself.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva Volunteer

Doña Patricia es una Sra. que ha logrado tener un taller de costura este negocio lo inicio hace seis años, tiene 35 años de edad, casada con 2 hermosos hijos de 16 y 13 años estudiantes, su esposo es auxiliar de enfermería y ayuda con los gastos. El préstamo lo quiere para comprar una maquina Overlock y así mejorar los acabados de los productos para lograr mas ventas y las condiciones en el taller como en su propia economía.

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
  • 96
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,749,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Sandra Patricia buy an overlock sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2008
Apr 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2008