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Juan Carlos

Update on Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos is 48 years old. He has performed different types of work and continues working as a radio technician with 22 years of experience in this field. His wife always helps him with her work as a maid because they long to see their five children, especially three of them that are still little and go to school, become great professionals. He has used all of his loans for better infrastructure in their home. This time his objective is to continue improving his house. He will put ceramics and construct a room, but to do so he needs to buy cement, blocks, iron, wire, ceramics, sand, adhesives to stick the ceramics together, and payment for manual labor. Little by little Juan will fulfill his dream of having a house with all of the necessary conditions to live with his family.
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El señor Juan Carlos de 48 años de edad, quien se ha desempeñado en diferentes tipos de trabajo, sigue laborando como radio técnico con 22 años de experiencia en el ramo, su esposa siempre apoyándolo con su trabajo como empleada doméstica de esa manera apoyan a salir adelante a sus cinco hijos en especial a tres de ellos que todavía están pequeños y van a la escuela a quienes desea verlos convertidos en grandes profesionales. Todos sus créditos los ha utilizado en mejoras de infraestructura en su hogar esta vez su objetivo es el mismo seguir mejorando su casa ahora pondrá cerámica y construirá un cuarto para lo que necesita comprar cemento, bloques, hierro, alambre, piedrines, arena, cerámica, masía para pegar la cerámica y el pago de la mano de obra; poco a poco Juan cumplirá con su sueño de tener su casa con todas las condiciones necesaria para vivir con su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Don Juan has worked as a professional welder for 21 years. He has his own business and learned this trade while working in his previous jobs. Today he also sells vehicles whenever the opportunity arises in order to earn some extra money. He is the father of five children, two of whom are adult... More from Juan Carlos'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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 70
    View loans »
    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,049,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
A loan of $775 helped Juan Carlos to buy cement, blocks, iron, wire, ceramics, sand and adhesives to stick the ceramics together, and to pay for manual labor.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2012