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Maria Nicolasa

Update on Maria Nicolasa

María Nicolasa is 45 years old and married. Her husband works as a driver on a school route. They have two children, both single, the oldest of whom is 22 years old. They work and study pharmacy and business administration at university.

María's dream is to see her daughters become great professionals. Towards this end, she works hard selling cosmetics and new clothes. She has used her previous loans to invest in her business, but she will use this loan to construct part of the front wall of her house, because currently water comes in from the street when it rains.

She also wants to raise the level of her plot of land. To accomplish this goal, she will buy cinderblocks, paving stone, cement, iron, sand, and gravel. Her objective is to improve the infrastructure of her home with the help of this loan.
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Doña María Nicolasa tiene la edad de 45 años es casada su esposo trabaja de conductor en un recorrido escolar, 2 de sus hijas siendo la mayor de 22 años de edad solteras, trabajan y estudian en la universidad la carrera de farmacia y administración de empresas, su mayor sueño será verlas convertidas en grandes profesionales por lo que María trabaja arduamente vendiendo cosméticos, ropa nueva, sus créditos los ha utilizado en invertir en su negocio ahora los utilizara para construir parte del muro frontal de su casa debido a que se le mete el agua de la calle cuando llueve, quiere también subir el nivel de su terreno para lograr dicho objetivo comprara bloques, piedra cantera, cemento, hierro, arena y piedrín todo con el objetivo de ir mejorando la infraestructura de su vivienda con apoyo de préstamo.

Previous Loan Details

María is a hardworking woman and mother of two. She is married, and her husband is a driver. She works as a trader to help her family meet its expenses. For a number of years, she has been selling cosmetics and sewing. She began just with the sewing. Then she began to invest in her cosmetics... More from Maria Nicolasa'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
  • 126
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,553,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maria Nicolasa to buy cinderblocks, paving stones, cement, iron, sand, and gravel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 29, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013