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Lesbia Rosa
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Doña Lesbia lives in the Memorial Sandino neighborhood, and she is 54-years-old. She has three adult children who work and help to support the home. She is a widow. Her business is dressmaking. She has 14 years of experience and started by sewing clothing for her children and relatives.

The credit that you might offer her will go towards constructing a wall to have more security for her family. In the future, she would like to obtain a larger quantity of customers and make improvements on her home.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer

Doña Lesbia habita en el barrio Memorial Sandino, tiene 54 años de edad, tiene tres hijos mayores que ya trabajan y que aportan al hogar, ella ya es viuda. Su negocio es corte y confección y tiene catorce años de experiencia y comenzó cociendo ropa para sus hijos y familiares.

Con el crédito que le otorguen es para construir un muro para tener mas seguridad para su familia. A futuro es obtener mayor cantidad de clientes, y mejorar su vivienda.

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
  • 66
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,083,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Lesbia Rosa to construct a lateral wall for her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009