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Maribel Del Carmen
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Maribel is 24 years old, married, and lives in the Laureles Norte neighborhood. She has a five-year-old son, and her husband is a merchant at a market in Mayoreo. Ms. Maribel's primary activity is selling fruits and vegetables. She already had eight years of experience at it, and she got started with her own money that she inherited from her mother.

With the loan that they are requesting from you, she will invest in strengthening her two activities so she can earn more and satisfy her customers. All her work is devoted to earning enough to pay for the education of her young son so he can grow up to become a man of means. She would also like to buy herself a vehicle to make her travel between work and home easier.

Translated from Spanish by Shannon Skoglund, Kiva volunteer.

Maribel tiene 24 años de edad, es casada, y habita en el barrio Laureles Norte, tiene un hijo de 5 años de edad, su esposo es comerciante de un mercado en el Mayoreo. La actividad de doña Maribel es venta de frutas y verduras, ya tiene ocho años de experiencia y comenzó con capital propio heredado por su mamá.

Con el préstamo que le otorguen va invertirlo en capital de trabajo para fortalecer los dos tramos que tiene y así obtener mejores ganancias y sastifacer a sus clientes. Todo su trabajo está dedicado a obtener suficientes ingresos para poder darle la educación a su pequño hijo y que éste pueda ser un hombre de bien, también le gustaría comprarse un vehículo para hacer más fácil el movimiento entre su trabajo y su casa.

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
  • 71
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Maribel Del Carmen buy fruits and vegetables to strengthen her market activities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2008
May 19, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009