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Marvin José
Marvin lives in a neighborhood of Managua called Villa Reconciliacion. He is married with two children of ages 6 and 10, both of who are students. His wife is a housewife who takes care of the children and is dedicated to the home and their small market.

Because he likes music also, he sings in a bar called Chinchilla, a great place to go because of the pleasant environment. He started a market with his own money and the small savings of his wife. She has always supported Marvin so that he could achieve his goals. The purpose of this loan is to purchase inventory such as whole grains in order to offer his customers a variety of products. In the future, he would like to be able to grow his business and to be able to offer more products. In this way, he will obtain more customers.
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Marvin habita en un barrio de la capital de Managua, que se llama Villa Reconciliación, es casado y tiene dos hijos de 6 y 10 años de edad los cuales están estudiando. Su esposa es ama de casa cuida a sus hijos y esta pendiente del hogar y también de la pulpería que junto a Marvin tienen.

Como le gusta la música también canta en un bar que se llama Chinchilla que es bien frecuentado ya que su ambiente es muy agradable. El levantó la pulpería con fondos propios y con pequeños ahorros de su esposa ya que ella siempre lo ha apoyado para que Marvin pueda lograr sus objetivos. Con la solicitud del préstamo es para comprar inventario en la compra de granos básicos para ofrecer a sus clientes variedad de productos. A futuro es poder agrandar más el negocio de su pulpería y poder ofertar más los productos y de esta manera lograr más clientela.

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 $600 helped Marvin José purchase whole grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2008
Oct 20, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009