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Camila lives in the neighborhood of Villa Venezuela. She has been a fighter, getting through life with her sons while being a single mother. She is 56 years old and continues with her business of selling electric appliances, clothing and cosmetics. She has three children who are now independent. They have always helped with her sales, with which she now has 15 years of experience. She started with her own money, to sell clothes door to door. That generated the profits which allowed her to set up the business from her house, although she still occasionally sells in the streets.

Camila's loan will be used as capital to buy electric appliances, clothing and cosmetics, in order to offer her clients a wide variety of products. Her dream has always been to take care of and defend her family, and now that her children are now independent she hopes her family stays united because for Camila, her children are everything.
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Camila habita en el barrio Villa Venezuela, ha sido una mujer luchadora y ha logrado salir a delante con sus hijos ya que es madre soltera, a sus 56 años de edad, sigue con su negocio que son ventas de electrodoméstico, ropa y cosméticos. Tiene tres hijos que ya son independiente los cuales siempre la han apoyado en las ventas, ya son quince años de experiencia. Comenzó con dinero propio, salía a vender ropa a los departamentos lo cual le generaba alguna ganancia y eso le permitió poner el negocio en su vivienda, aunque las ventas algunas veces las realiza de forma ambulante. La solicitud de préstamo es para invertirla en capital en la compra de electrodomésticos, ropa variada y cosméticos para ofrecer a sus clientes variedad de productos. Su sueño siempre fue luchar por su familia y ahora que sus hijos ya son independientes espera que la familia se mantenga siempre unida porque para ella sus hijos son todo en esta vida

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 Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 66
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,083,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped buy a variety of clothes, cosmetics and electric appliances.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009