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Asociación Comunal Pilas Orientales Group
In this Group: Milton Genaro, Ismael , Humberto*, Miguel Jerónimo , Ramiro Abelino , Andrea Del Socorro , Ana Julia
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Update on Asociación Comunal Pilas Orientales Group

The Asociación Comunal para el Desarrollo de Proyectos de Agua Potable y Otros Pilas Orientales [Pilas Orientales Community Association for the Development of Potable Water and Other Projects] is located in the Masaya department. It supplies five communities, in which 952 service users are registered, and benefits over six thousand people, of whom over 50% are children. This Association has been in operation for 24 years, and originally served 250 users in the Pilas Orientales and Las Conchitas communities. One year later, it offered services to the communities of Los López and Los Manguitos, and later the community of Plan del Arenal.
Given the increase in the quantity of users, and considering the lifespan of the existing tubing, the group decided, with a consensus from the users, to change out 2 km of 2-inch PVC tubing to 4-inch tubing. For this project, they will need materials such as spacers, adhesive, joints, and shut-off valves.
The pipe to be changed crosses the community of Las Pilas Orientales and will directly benefit its 206 users. It will indirectly benefit over 6 thousand people, allowing a greater flow of potable water which will arrive in greater volumes and in better time to the more distant communities. It will create energy savings of 40% due to a reduction of pumping hours.
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La Asociación Comunal para el Desarrollo de Proyectos de Agua Potable y Otros Pilas Orientales está ubicado en el departamento de Masaya, abastece a cinco comunidades en las cuales se registran 952 usuarios del servicio y se benefician más de 6 mil personas entre ellos más del 50% son niños. Esta Asociación tiene 24 años de operar, abasteciendo inicialmente a 250 usuarios de la comunidad Pilas Orientales y Las Conchitas, un año después se brindó el servicio a las comunidades Los López y Los Manguitos, posteriormente a la comunidad Plan del Arenal. Dado el aumento en la cantidad de usuarios y la vida útil de la tubería existente, el CAPS tomó la decisión bajo el consenso con los usuarios en realizar el cambio de 2 km de tubería PVC de 2 pulgadas por una de 4 pulgadas, sumado a esto cambio de materiales como silletas, pegamento, uniones, y llaves de pase. El trayecto en el cual se hará el cambio atraviesa la comunidad de Las Pilas Orientales y beneficiará de forma directa a sus 206 usuarios, y de forma indirecta a las más de 6 mil personas, permitiendo que haya un mayor caudal de agua potable y pueda llegar en mayores volúmenes y tiempo a las comunidades más alejadas, logrando un ahorro de energía eléctrica de un 40% por la reducción de las horas de bombeo.

Previous Loan Details

The las Pilas Orientales Communal Association for the Development of Water and Other Projects was founded in 1992 to solve water supply problems in the north Masaya regions. At present it supplies 5 communities, for a total of 845 users. with a community of 4,225 people supplied. They are asking ... More from Asociación Comunal Pilas Orientales Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of an AFODENIC pilot project to provide capital to Drinking Water and Sanitation Committees. These committees are comprised of community members who work on a volunteer basis to manage wells and water distribution in the rural areas where they live, which do not have access to government-provided running water. Loans are disbursed to committee members, who represent their entire communities – hundreds or even thousands of individuals – using a solidarity guarantee. Committees use these loans to repair water pumps, install water meters, and buy new pumps or motors for existing distribution systems. Loan repayments are made jointly via small contributions from all members of the community who benefit from water access. Committee members are responsible for collecting and tracking repayments. Kiva is very excited to support AFODENIC's initiative to expand access to clean drinking water in rural Nicaragua. 


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.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 90
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,741,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 27.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Asociación Comunal Pilas Orientales Group's $5,875 loan helped a member to change 2 km of PVC piping from 2 inches to 4 inches.
54% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2014
May 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: