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Ms. Rafaela Solis is a 50-year-old married mother of 7 children, who are all independent and have their own jobs. She and her husband live in the Memorial Sandino neighborhood. Her husband, who helps with the household expenses, is a security guard at a company. Ms. Solis is a dressmaker with 20 years of experience. She started out by making dresses for her family and neighbors. With this loan, she wants to finish building her house.

Translated from Spanish by Elizabeth Casian, Kiva Volunteer.

La Sra. Rafaela habita en el barrio Memorial Sandino, es casada y tiene 50 años de edad, con 7 hijos, son independientes y todos trabajan, su esposo es Guarda de Seguridad en una empresa y ayuda a los gastos del hogar. Doña Rafaela es costurera en corte y confección, tiene veinte años de experiencia, ella inicio haciéndoles costuras a su familia y vecinas. Con este préstamo que le presten quiere terminar de construir su casa de habitación.

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
  • 32
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,398,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Rafaela finish construction of house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2008
May 19, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009