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Mario Pablo
Mario Pablo is 47 years old and from a farming family that grows pineapples and dragon fruit which is why he first started growing crops. Mario Pablo is married and has a son who is in elementary school. His wife is a saleswoman. He sometimes experiences problems caused by low productivity owing to either the weather at harvest time or problems with pests. However, he has still managed to make progress even with these difficulties affecting his finances. Mario Pablo is requesting this loan to buy farm supplies such as urea complete fertilizer and insecticides to maintain his two 'manzanas' (just under 3.5 hectares) of dragon fruit. He plans to sow more land with pineapples so that he can provide his family with better living standards and his customers with a better quality of fruit.
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Mario Pablo de 47 años de edad, de familia agricultora de piña y pitahaya por el cual él también se incorporo al cultivo, es casado, tiene un hijo que estudia la primaria, su esposa es comerciante, a veces tiene problemas por la poca productividad que genera el cultivo ya sea debido al clima en el tiempo de la cosecha o afectación de plagas, pero aun así ha sabido sobresalir adelante, ante esas dificultades que le afectan su economía. Solicita crédito para comprar insumos agrícolas como urea completa e insecticidas para el mantenimiento de dos manzanas de pitahaya, tiene pensado sembrar más manzanas de piñas para brindarle a su familia mejores condiciones de vida y a su clientela calidad de frutas.

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
  • 41
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,410,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,075 helped Mario Pablo to buy farm supplies such as urea complete fertilizer and insecticides.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 31, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 31, 2012