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Ada Lila
Ada Lila is the mother of two children under 12. One is a student, but her six-year-old is not. She shares the household expenses with her husband, who is a mechanic. Ada sells household appliances and catalog cosmetics and also makes and sells fast food to try to get ahead, alongside her family.

She has applied for a loan to buy construction materials. Her goal is to slowly buy materials to start building a concrete house to replace her wood home. This would help her realize her great dream: to have a well-built house for her family.
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Ada Lila, es madre de dos hijos menores de 12 años, una estudia y el menor de 6 aun no, su esposo es mecánico con quien comparte gastos del hogar. Ella se dedica al comercio de productos electrodomésticos, cosméticos por catalogo, también hace comidas rápida para vender, de esta manera Ada intenta salir adelante junto a su familia. Solicita este crédito para invertirlo en compra de materiales de construcción, ya que su propósito es ir comprando poco a poco para cuando tenga lo necesario empezar a construir su vivienda de concreto, que actualmente es de madera, esto le permitirá cumplir su mayor sueño, el contar con una propiedad solida para la familia.

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 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
  • 68
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,083,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Ada Lila to buy cement, sand, iron, blocks, and stone.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jul 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014