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Update on Silverio

Silverio is a small merchant who sells used clothing and basic grains. He works as a street vendor in the departments throughout the country. He lives in the city of Managua and is currently trying to improve his family's living conditions. The loan he is requesting is to finish the bathroom at home, since it needs a door and a new roof. He will buy construction materials such as cement, sand, metal sheeting and wood.
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Silverio es un pequeño comerciante que se dedica la venta de ropa usada y granos básicos de forma ambulante en los departamentos del país. Habita en la ciudad de Managua, y actualmente está tratando de mejorar las condiciones de vida de su familia, solicita el crédito para terminar de construir el servicio higiénico de su vivienda al que le hace falta la puerta y cambiar el techo, comprará materiales de construcción como cemento, arena, láminas de zinc, madera.

Previous Loan Details

Silverio is a hard-working man who lives together with his wife, who is also hard-working and makes tortillas at home. They have six children, all adults, who are married and do not live with them anymore. Silverio sold basic grains, but now sells new and used clothing. He goes to sell his produc... More from Silverio'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
  • 127
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,553,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Silverio to buy materials such as cement, sand, metal sheeting and wood planks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014