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Leyla, 47, is married and lives in the Memorial Sandino neighborhood. Her husband owns a truck which they use for transportation jobs. She works selling used clothing. They have two grown, married daughters. However, their daughters still need some financial support from their parents. Leyla has been working for 9 years now selling used clothing, an endeavor she began to supplement her husband's income to pay household expenses. She is requesting the loan to buy materials to replace their home's corrugated iron roof that is quite old and in bad condition. They try to keep their home in good condition.

Translated from Spanish by Alison Rives, Kiva Volunteer.

Doña Leyla es una mujer de 47 años de edad que habita en el Barrio Memorial Sandino, casada, su esposo tiene una camioneta la cual trabajan como acarreo, y ella vende ropa usada. Tienen dos hijas mujeres que ya son mayores de edad y están casadas, sin embargo siempre que ellas lo necesitan sus padres le apoyan económicamente. Doña Leyla hace 9 años se dedica al comercio de venta de ropa usada, el cual inició como alternativa de ingreso para apoyar a su esposo en los gastos del hogar. Solicita el crédito para comprar materiales que le permitan cambiar el techo y zinc de su cuarto que esta viejo y deteriorado, siendo ya solos tratan de mantener su casita en buenas condiciones.

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
  • 56
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,430,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Leyla to replace her home's corrugated iron roof.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009