Melania Del Socorro
Update on Melania Del SocorroMelania is married. Her husband works as a mason in a state run business. Her two oldest children, who are 23, work in sewing, and one child of 16 years is in high school and they hope will go on to higher education. Melanie continues selling clothing and shoes and also sewing. Her loans have been used to make improvements to her home. Now she is asking for a new loan in order to fix the roof of her home since the one she currently has is in bad repair. It has holes and when it rains, water enters easily, and particularly in September when the season means getting lots of hurricanes and cyclones. For this reason she will need to buy zinc roofing tiles, roofing supports, and pay for manual labor.
Previous Loan DetailsMelania is a small businesswoman and the mother of two daughters. She started a sewing business in order to help her husband who works as a mason. With the savings from her sewing business and financial support from her husband, Melania was able to invest in new clothing and cosmetics. She app... More from Melania Del Socorro's previous loan »
About AFODENICThis 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.
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