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Lucas Antonio
Lucas has been working as a gardener for 25 years, and with his income he was able to buy his home, which he built little by little. His eldest son works with him, helping him out; the majority of his customers own country houses. Meanwhile, his wife works in a kindergarten so they both support each other economically. The loan Lucas is seeking is to buy his own motorized lawnmower to ease his work as it is very difficult and time-consuming working alone with only shears and so he can't progress a lot. With his own equipment, he will have more opportunities of finding more work, and in the future, he hopes to set up his own nursery of plants and grass.
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Don Lucas lleva 25 años de trabajar como jardinero con sus ingresos pudo hacer su casa el cual poco a poco la fue construyendo, su hijo varón trabaja con el ayudándole, la mayoría de sus clientes son dueños de quinta, su esposa por su parte trabaja en un preescolar así ambos se apoyan económicamente, este crédito que solicita es para comprar su propia podadora de motor para facilitar más su trabajo ya que es muy difícil y desgastante laborar solamente con tijera y no puede avanzar mucho, con su propio instrumento tiene mayores posibilidades de encontrar más trabajo, espera en un futuro formar su propio vivero de plantas y grama.

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
  • 90
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,770,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Lucas Antonio to buy a motorized lawnmower.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014