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Dunia Mayela
Doña Dunia is a hard working woman who is 41 years old. She has sold clothes, furniture and food for many years. She started this activity with money her husband gave her, product of his work as a mechanic. Together they have constructed a house made entirely of concrete. The profits from their sales help with costs like water, electricity and school fees for their two children. Still they have yet to construct a kitchen and it is for this that they need a loan to begin before winter. They will buy constuction materials like stone, sand, cement, wrought iron, wood, and metal roofing to begin the work which can be in better conditions. Their plans are to continue investing in their business to obtain better profit margins, to balance their sales.
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Doña Dunia es una mujer emprendedora, de 41 años de edad, se dedica al negocio de venta de ropa, muebles y comida desde hace varios años, el cual inicio con dinero que su esposo dio, producto de su trabajo en mecánica automotriz. Juntos han construido su casa toda de concreto y con las ganancias de sus ventas también ayuda con los gastos básicos de agua, luz y gastos de estudios de sus dos hijos. Pero a un le hace falta construir la cocina es por eso la necesidad de este préstamo para comenzar ante del invierno el cual comprara materiales de construcción como: piedra, arena, cemento, hierro, madera y zinc para comenzar la obra, y poder estar en mejores condiciones de trabajo. Sus planes es seguir invirtiendo en su negocio para lograr mejores márgenes de ganancias, como mejor equilibrio en sus ventas.

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 Housing Loans

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Dunia Mayela to buy construction materials like stone, sand, cement, wrought iron and metal roofing to begin to construct a kitchen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2010
Mar 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2011