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Maria Nicolasa

Update on Maria Nicolasa

María Nicolasa, who lives in a marginal neighborhood in Managua, is very hardworking. She currently works selling cosmetics to her neighbors and friends. She also works as a housekeeper. She makes her living in this way, in order to make improvements to her house, which she has been doing in stages.

She is applying for this loan in order to continue progressing in improving her house. Now with this loan, she will plaster the walls, tile the floor and close a separation that has corrugated metal sheets. Now she will do it in concrete. This will allow for greater comfort for her family.

María Nicolasa is very happy for this long-term financial support that Kiva and Afodenic provide, because she alone could not cover this cost with a single payment, due to her low income.
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María Nicolasa, quien habita en un barrio marginal de Managua es muy trabajadora, en la actualidad se desempeña comercializando cosméticos a sus vecinos y amigos, también labora como asistente del hogar, de esta manera la señora se gana la vida, para ir haciéndole mejoras a su vivienda lo que ha venido haciendo por etapas. Solicita este crédito para continuar con el avance de mejora de su casa, ahora con este préstamo repellara paredes, embaldosará el piso y cerrar una división que tiene de laminas de zinc, ahora lo hará de concreto, esto le permitirá mayor comodidad a su familia. María Nicolasa está muy contenta por este apoyo de financiamiento a largo plazo que brinda Kiva y Afodenic, ya que ella sola no podría cubrir este gasto de un solo pago debido a sus bajos ingresos económicos.

Previous Loan Details

María Nicolasa is 45 years old and married. Her husband works as a driver on a school route. They have two children, both single, the oldest of whom is 22 years old. They work and study pharmacy and business administration at university. María's dream is to see her daughters become great prof... More from Maria Nicolasa'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
  • 133
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,558,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $825 helped Maria Nicolasa to buy sand, cement, gravel and cinder blocks.
96% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: