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Marlon Mauricio

Update on Marlon Mauricio

Marlon, 23, is a young farmer who started planting with his parents but now he’s the only one caring for the crops and spends 100% of his time in agriculture. His wife works as a merchant selling fruit in one of Managua’s markets. His only son is still too little to attend school but Marlon is preparing for his education even now so that he won’t lack any essentials needed for his development.

This young man is requesting his 6th loan to provide maintenance for his one manzana [Central American unit of land measurement] of dragon fruit. He will buy urea, manure, fertilizer and insecticide in order to obtain better crops. The main difficulty he’s had is that he’s been unable to expand for lack of land. In future, he’d like to buy a small parcel to plant more dragon fruit and pineapples to earn higher profits and provide better economy for his family.
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El joven Marlon de 23 años de edad de familia agricultora quien dio inicio sembrando con sus padres pero ahora, el solo vela por el buen funcionamiento de su cultivo dedicándole un 100% a la agricultura, su esposa siempre desempeñándose como comerciante vendiendo frutas en unos de los mercados de Managua, su único hijo pequeño aun no asiste a la escuela pero Marlon se está preparando desde ya para su educación y que no le falte nada de lo primordial para su desarrollo. El joven solicita apoyo crediticio número 6 para darle mantenimiento a una manzana de pitahayas comprando, urea, abono, completo e insecticidas para obtener mejores cultivos; la principal dificultad que él ha tenido es que no ha podido crecer por falta de tierra, en un futuro desea comprar un pequeño terreno y así poder sembrar mas pitahaya y piña para obtener mejores ganancias y brindar a su familia una mejor economía.

Previous Loan Details

Señor Marlon Mauricio L. B. is married, lives in a poor neighbourhood, is 23 years old, and has a four-year old son. He and his wife have worked as farmers for more than ten years as he inherited land from his grandparents who taught him how to make a living from farming. The family lives in a... More from Marlon Mauricio'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

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 68
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,383,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,050 helped Marlon Mauricio to buy urea, manure, fertilizer and insecticide.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 29, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2012