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Luis Manuel

Update on Luis Manuel

Luis works selling basic grains in quintals (one hundred pound weights), loading it in his truck, his main mode of transporting it. His own business allows Luis to obtain earnings to meet the needs of his little 3 and 5 year old children and his wife who cares for the home.

He is asking for funding to invest in quintals of beans and corn at wholesale which lowers the cost.
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Luis, se dedica a la venta de granos básicos por quintales, los que el mismo carga en su camión, su principal medio de transporte del producto. Con su negocio propio don Luis obtiene ingresos para satisfacer las necesidades de sus hijitos de las edades de 3 y 5 años y a su esposa quien es ama de casa. Actualmente solicita financiamiento para invertir en quintales de frijoles y maíz por mayor que es mas barato para la venta.

Previous Loan Details

Don Luis continues with his business as a wholesaler of basic grains. He uses a truck to transport his products to wherever he buys and sells. Luis already has buyers so he is able to generate sales easily. He buys his products at low cost in the Department of Jinotega, where these crops are c... More from Luis Manuel'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.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 90
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,741,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,400 helped Luis Manuel to buy quintals of corn and beans.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2013