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Marco Antonio
EL CAPS La Breña is a potable water group. It is located in the city of Nandaime, Granada department, Nicaragua. EL CAPS has been operating for 25 years, and it provides potable water to 283 users in the Las Breñas 2 and 3, Los Vado, La Montañita, and El Tendal communities.

EL CAPS is represented by its coordinator, Marco Antonio. They are requesting a loan to buy pipes and valves for the distribution system. The current ones are in bad shape due to years of use. With this investment they will avoid water leaks and reduce maintenance expenses. This will benefit 1,415 people, which includes children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
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EL CAPS La Breña es un comité de Agua Potable, ubicado en la ciudad de Nandaime, municipio del departamento de Granada, Nicaragua. El CAPS tiene 25 años operando, abastece de agua potable a 283 usuarios de las comunidades de Las Breñas 2 y 3, Los vado, La Montañita y El Tendal. El CAPS representado por su Coordinador Marcos Antonio, solicitan financiamiento para compra de tubos y llaves maniables de la red de distribución, los cuales se encuentran en mal estado por los años de uso, con esta inversión se evitaran las derramas de agua y se reducirían los gastos de mantenimiento, beneficiando a 1,415 personas entre niños, jóvenes, adultos y ancianos.

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This loan is part of an AFODENIC pilot project to provide capital to Drinking Water and Sanitation Committees. These committees are comprised of community members who work on a volunteer basis to manage wells and water distribution in the rural areas where they live, which do not have access to government-provided running water. Loans are disbursed to committee members, who represent their entire communities – hundreds or even thousands of individuals – using a solidarity guarantee. Committees use these loans to repair water pumps, install water meters, and buy new pumps or motors for existing distribution systems. Loan repayments are made jointly via small contributions from all members of the community who benefit from water access. Committee members are responsible for collecting and tracking repayments. Kiva is very excited to support AFODENIC's initiative to expand access to clean drinking water in rural Nicaragua. 


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
  • 54
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,297,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Marco Antonio to buy pipes and valves for the water distribution system.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 18, 2013