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Melia  Teresa

Update on Melia Teresa

Amelia is a resident of the Memorial Sandino neighborhood of Managua. She is the mother of four children who depend on her and her husband. Amelia continues earning her living selling nacatamales [plantain-leaf-wrapped tamales filled with pork, rice, potatoes, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cilantro or mint] and tortillas. This business pays for her household costs and her children's educations.

With this loan, Amelia wants to install the doors and floor of her house. This will leave wall plastering and other things to be done little by little; she can't do it all at once because of her financial situation. But this way, in stages, she makes progress toward ensure good living conditions for her family.
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Doña Amelia habitante del barrio Memorial Sandino de Managua, madre de cuatro hijos quienes dependen de ella y su esposo, doña Amelia siempre dedicada a la venta de nacatamales y tortillas medios con el que paga sus gastos del hogar y colegiatura de los niños. Con este crédito desea poner la puerta y el piso de su casa, dejando aun pendientes repello de las paredes entre otros lo que hará poco a poco ya que por sus condiciones económicas no podrá realizarlo de una sola vez, pero así por partes ira garantizando la buena condición de vivir para su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Melia, hardworking and with the desire for progress, works by herself in her home selling tortillas and "nacatamales" [Nicaraguan tamales], a business that has been a big help to the survival of her family at the same time as for the improvements on her house. For this reason she is grateful to ... More from Melia Teresa'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
  • 94
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,742,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Melia Teresa to buy doors, cement, and sand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014