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Señor Arturo A. Rodríguez is a farmer in the rural area of the municipality of Ticuantepe. For 30 years he has worked in agriculture; he began this work thanks to the support that he received from his parents, who taught him to cultivate various crops. The main difficulty that he faces is that he does not have enough resources to adequately maintain his various crops; he lacks fertilizers and supplies to improve his crops. Don Arturo has 7 children; they are all independent and 2 of them work with him. His wife works as a trader in the Oriental market in the capital city of Managua in order to cover the basic household expenses such as water and light, among others. He will buy fertilizer to increase his production.
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El señor Arturo A. Rodríguez, es un productor de la zona rural del municipio de Ticuantepe, desde hace treinta años se dedica a la agricultura, el inicio gracias al apoyo que recibió de sus padres los cuales le enseñaron a trabajar diferentes cultivos, la mayor dificultad que se le presenta que no cuenta suficiente recursos para darle un mantenimiento adecuado a sus cultivo ya que estos son diversificados, estos productos carecen de fertilizantes e insumos para la mejora del mismo , don Arturo tiene siete hijos ya todos independientes y dos de ellos trabajan con el , la esposa trabaja como comerciante en el mercado Oriental de la capital de Managua para poder cubrir los gastos básicos del hogar como: agua, luz entre otros. Comprara abono para mejorar la producción.

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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
  • 62
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Arturo to buy fertilizer to be applied in the cultivation of pineapples.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 20, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2011