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Eugenia Maria
Eugenia is 48 years old and lives in a rural community located in the municipality of Chinandega. She currently works as an assistant in the community health center. She has worked there for 25 years bicycling the seven kilometers to the center everyday. She lives with her parents, one brother and two nephews (Ruddy, 19 and Axell, 5) have more support than just that of Eugenia.

Eugenia has lived in this community, where there is no electricity, her whole life. In order to light up the house at night, they use candles and battery-powered light bulbs. Her hope is to have a solar panel to light her house and have for emergency situations at night. With this loan she will get a 100 watt solar home system.

"When my brother died we had to spend a lot of money to rent a generator to have light during the night. At that moment we realized how sad and hard it is to not have electricity during times of emergency."
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DOÑA EUGENIA DE 48 AÑOS ES HABITANTE DE UNA COMUNIDAD RURAL UBICADA EN EL MUNICIPIO DE EL VIEJO CHINANDEGA. ACTUALMENTE TRABAJA COMO APOYO EN EL CENTRO DE SALUD DE LA COMUNIDAD. DESDE HACE 25 AÑOS DONDE DIARIAMENTE VIAJA 7 KILÓMETROS EN BICICLETA PARA LLEGAR A SU CENTRO DE TRABAJO. ELLA VIVE CON SUS PADRES, UN HERMANO Y DOS SOBRINOS QUE CUENTAN MAS QUE CON EL APOYO DE ELLA: RUDDY DE 19 AÑOS Y AXELL DE 5 AÑOS. EUGENIA HA VIVIDO TODA LA VIDA EN ESTA COMUNIDAD DONDE NO HAY LUZ ELÉCTRICA, Y PARA ALUMBRARSE EN EL HOGAR POR LAS NOCHES UTILIZAN CANDELAS Y FOCO CON BATERÍAS. SU DESEO ES TENER UN PANEL SOLAR PARA ILUMINAR SU CASA, Y QUE SEA UTIL PARA LOS CASOS DE EMERGENCIAS NOCTURNAS. CON EL PRÉSTAMO EL VA A OBTENER UN SISTEMA SOLAR DE 100 WATT. "CUANDO MI HERMANO MURIÓ TUVIMOS QUE GASTAR MUCHO DINERO ALQUILANDO UNA PLANTA ELÉCTRICA PARA PODERLO VELAR DE NOCHE. EN ESE MOMENTO NOS DIMOS CUENTA DE LO TRISTE Y DIFÍCIL QUE ES NO TENER ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA EN MOMENTOS DE EMERGENCIA".

Additional Information

More information about this loan

TECNOSOL is a for-profit renewable energy company that provides electricity and solar powered products to families living off the grid in Nicaragua. It enables households to generate their own energy and replace toxic and expensive sources of light and heat like kerosene, diesel and wood. 

Many of TECNOSOL's clients cannot afford the high upfront costs of buying solar products. Kiva loans help these households purchase clean energy products. 

Solar home systems are much more than a solar lamp and can provide users with life changing amounts of power: enough power to run multiple lights, home appliances, radios, and TVs. These systems are modular, enabling clients to add solar panels and batteries to meet their increasing energy demands.  

Important Information

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,828,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Eugenia Maria to buy a solar home system to provide light in her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 26, 2013
Listed
Jul 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014