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Gil Antonio
Gil lives in the community of Las Cañas. He has lived there his whole life. He knows no more than basic reading and writing, since he was not able to finish primary school because the school was some distance from the community. Thus from an early age he worked at the side of his parents, cultivating the land. He says that he is very happy that his father taught him to be a good man and to earn money in a dignified way. The years passed, and when he was grown up, he married and formed his family. He has four children from this marriage, and following the examples of his father, he also taught his children to work and to be honest people.

In the community, they lack electrical energy. For this reason, he wants to have a loan to thus buy a solar power system and install it in his home. This, he says, will make his wife, his children, and his grandchildren very happy.
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Gil es habitante de la comunidad las cañas acá ha vivido toda su vida , sabe nada mas lo básico como es leer y escribir ya que no pudo terminar su escuela primaria porque la escuela quedaba bastante retirada de la comunidad , así que desde temprana edad el trabajo al lado de su padres cultivando la tierra dice muy feliz que su padre le enseño a ser un hombre de bien y a ganarse el dinero dignamente , pasaron los años y cuando él ya era todo un hombre se casó y formo su familia procreo 4 hijos de este matrimonio y siguiendo los ejemplos de su padre también a sus hijos les enseño a trabajar y ser personas honradas , en la comunidad carecen de tener energía eléctrica por eso quiere hacer tramite de crédito para así comprar un sistema solar e instalarlo en su hogar esto dice hará muy feliz a su esposa , hijos y nietos.

Additional Information

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
  • 119
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,043,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $625 helped Gil Antonio to buy a solar power system.
23% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2014
May 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: