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Adela Maria
Adela was born in 1969 in a community that is near where she currently lives. With the support of her parents she managed to obtain a 3rd grade education. When she was 14 years old she met the man who is still her husband and is the father of her 9 children. She has 5 sons and 4 daughters. Some of her children are already married and have their own households. Adela and her husband are farmers who cultivate coffee, corn and beans. They also fatten about 2 or 3 pigs to sell. At harvest time she works on nearby farms to earn some extra income. Adela is requesting a loan to buy a solar system, because she has no electricity and she wants to have lighting for her 3 younger children who are in school so that they can do their schoolwork as well as other family activities in the evenings.
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Adela nació en una comunidad cercana a la que actualmente vive en el año 1969 con el apoyo de sus padres logro estudiar hasta el tercer grado a la edad de 14 años conoció al que hoy es aun su esposo y padre de sus 9 hijos 5 de ellos varones y las otras mujeres algunos de sus hijos ya están casados y tienen su propio hogar, Adela y su esposo se dedican a cultivar café , maíz y frijoles ademas de engordar en promedio de 2 a 3 cerdos para la venta , en los tiempos de cortes trabaja en las fincas cercanas así que de esa forma ella se apoya con otro ingreso extra , ella solicita crédito para comprar un sistema solar ya que no tiene energía eléctrica y tener iluminación para sus 3 hijos menores que están en la escuela asi podran realizar sus tareas escolares así como otras actividades familiares por las noches

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More information about this loan

TECNOSOL is a for-profit renewable energy company that provides electricity and solar powered products to families living off the grid in Nicaragua. It enables households to generate their own energy and replace toxic and expensive sources of light and heat like kerosene, diesel and wood. 

Many of TECNOSOL's clients cannot afford the high upfront costs of buying solar products. Kiva loans help these households purchase clean energy products. 

Solar home systems are much more than a solar lamp and can provide users with life changing amounts of power: enough power to run multiple lights, home appliances, radios, and TVs. These systems are modular, enabling clients to add solar panels and batteries to meet their increasing energy demands.  

Important Information

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.


About Nicaragua

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,624,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $525 helped Adela Maria to buy a solar system.
22% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: