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He is from Waspam, 45 years old, married, and has three children, of whom one is four years old and two are teenagers who go to high school.

He has been working as a security guard at the Waspam Municipal Hospital for a 8 years. His wife works as a domestic. With the aim of improving and expanding his wooden stilt home, he is requesting a loan in order to buy construction materials such as wood and nails, and to cover labor costs. His dream is to have a concrete house.
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Es originario de Waspan, tiene 45 años de edad, casado, tiene 3 hijos, de los cuales 2 son adolescentes que estudian su secundaria y un menor de edad de 4 años. Cuenta con una experiencia de 8 años de trabajar como agente de seguridad interna en el Hospital del Municipio de Waspam. Su esposa trabaja como empleada doméstica. Con el objetivo de mejorra y ampliar su vivienda de tambo de madera, solicita financiamiento préstamo para comprar materiales de construcción: madera, clavos y cubrir costos de mano de obra. Su sueño es tener una vivienda de concreto.

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About Pana Pana

Pana Pana is a nonprofit civil association founded in 1990 in Nicaragua. The organization’s official name is Asociacion para el Desarrollo de la Costa Atlantica (Association for the Development of the Atlantic Coast) but they have always been know as Pana Pana which means “mutual help” in the local language.

Pana Pana offers loans for commerce, housing, and a small number of agriculture loans. They also have a small social development unit that runs Pana Pana’s non-financial services. This includes technical assistance for housing loans and the development of a water and sanitation project.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,075,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Orlis to expand his wooden stilt house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2014
Jun 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 23, 2015