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Ruth Del Socorro
Ruth has run a small grocery store selling wood and cooked beans for seven years to support her family. Her husband works on the land in agriculture.

Ruth began her store with just a few products and a constant turn over of staple grains and pulses, the items that she sells the most. Now she is looking for another way to supplement her income through this loan so she can make some small home improvements.

With her previous loan Ruth was able to repair half of her roof by applying a new layer of zinc and spending the other half of the loan on products for her store. She will use this new loan to completely finish her roof by purchasing sheets of zinc, timber and nails to carry out the renovation.
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Ruth tiene su pequeño negocio una mini pulpería, así como la venta de leña y frijoles cocidos, pues lleva siete años apoyando a su familia, su esposo trabaja la tierra, trabajando en la agricultura.
Inicio con pocos productos, lo que ha mantenido rotando que es los granos básicos que más se venden, lo que busca alternativa para la inversión y es mediante el préstamo que comienza a invertir a si como pequeñas mejora a su vivienda.
Con el préstamo anterior logro reparar la mitad del techo poniendo zinc nuevo y la otra parte la invirtió en productos.
Hoy con este nuevo préstamo será destinado únicamente en la terminación completa del techo, comprando láminas de zinc, cuartones, clavos, y hacer la mejora.

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 Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Ruth Del Socorro to completely replace her roof by purchasing sheets of zinc, timber and nails to carry out the renovation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2011
May 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012