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Melia Teresa
Melia is a woman who has the drive to succeed, which is why she works with great enthusiasm. Eight years ago, she started a business selling Nicaraguan tamales and tortillas. As a result of the growth of her business, she was able to make improvements to her home. She was able to pursue construction projects with the help of loans from AFODENIC. The projects have been difficult if not impossible. However, since her husband works as a stonemason, she does not have to pay for labor.

With this loan, she plans to finish the construction so that she can provide her children with a decent home. Melia is pleased because the support provided by AFODENIC has made the construction process a little bit easier.

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Melia es una mujer, con mucho deseo de superación, es por eso trabaja con mucho entusiasmo, ha formado su pequeño negocio la venta de nacatamales y venta de tortillas siendo ya ochos años en su negocio. En donde ha crecido y logrado las mejoras de su casa.
Que ha venido construyendo con préstamos que la institución ha financiado.
Para ella ha sido difícil, pero no imposible con la ayuda de su esposo que es albañil lo han logrado ya que no gastan en mano de obra.
Con este préstamo seguirá en la terminación de su casa que ha sido el objetivo como madre de familia para dar un techo digno a sus hijos.
Lo que a través de Afodenic ha sido más fácil por el apoyo en su construcción. Lo que esta contenta.

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

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Melia Teresa purchase materials to finish the construction of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011