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Martha Maria

Update on Martha Maria

Martha María is a very hardworking and dedicated woman. She has two children with her husband. He works in a lathe and welding shop. She continues to work as a maid and selling beverages to share her two children's education expenses. Since she was a teenager, she has fought to get ahead, despite personal and family obstacles. She guarantees that she has started construction on her house on the right foot, supported by a loan from AFODENIC. Nonetheless, she is still a long way from considering her house to be safe and in the conditions she needs for her family. She is asking for her second loan to buy construction materials such as blocks, cement, sand and iron. With these, she will advance the construction of the walls of her house. Martha plans in the future on being able to open her own business in her house. This will allow her to spend more time with her children.
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Martha María es una mujer muy trabajadora y dedicada, ha procreado dos hijos junto a su esposo, quien labora en un taller de torno y soldadura. Ella continúa trabajando como domestica y venta de refrescos para compartir los gastos de educación de sus dos hijos. Desde adolescente ha luchado por salir adelante, a pesar de muchos obstáculos personales y familiares. Garantiza que ha iniciado con pie derecho para la construcción de su casa, siendo apoyada con crédito por AFODENIC, sin embargo falta mucho para considerar que su casa es segura y presta las condiciones que ella necesita para su familia. Solicita su segundo crédito para comprar materiales de construcción como: bloques, cemento, arena y hierro, con los cuales avanzará en la construcción de paredes de su casa. Martha piensa que en un futuro ella pondrá su propio negocio en casa, el cual le permitirá pasar más tiempo con sus hijos.

Previous Loan Details

Doña Martha is employed as a domestic worker in a private home and takes care of the children. Her husband works as a lathe operator in a machine shop. She has a seven-year old child she leaves at a boarding school so she can go to work and once she is finished, she picks him up. Martha suffer... More from Martha Maria'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
  • 130
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,558,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $425 helped Martha Maria to buy construction materials such as blocks, cement, sand and iron.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014