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Donald Rogelio
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Donald is a welder and electrician, with more than 20 years experience. He works from home, making metal railings, steel-framed windows and supports for porches and houses, among other things. He works every day from 7 in the morning to 6 in the evening.

He has a broad customer base that includes single orders from individuals along with private companies that hire him for temporary jobs. He is the sole provider for his family. His wife cares for their 2 young children. His work has allowed him to provide a humble living for all of them. His priority now is to lay new floors in the living room and the children's room, both of which have been damaged by time and use.

Translated from Spanish by Jere Wiseman, Kiva Volunteer

El Sr. Donald es de profesión soldador y electricista industrial, posee 20 años de experiencia en esta rama, trabaja a domicilio, se dedica a elaborar verjas, ventanas de hierro, remodelar habitaciones y soldar perlines para porches y viviendas. Se encuentra disponible todos los días de 7:00 a.m. a 6:00p.m.

Posee un buen número de clientes tanto personas particulares como empresas privadas que lo contratan de manera temporal. El es el único proveedor de su familia, la esposa cuida de sus 2 hijos menores de edad. Su trabajo le ha permitido mantener a su familia humildemente, la prioridad en estos momentos es la de cambiar el piso del cuarto de los hijos y la sala de su vivienda, ya que se encuentran dañados de tanto tiempo y uso.

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.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Donald Rogelio buy materials for home improvements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2008
Feb 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2009