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Maria Lina
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María Lina is requesting a loan in order to invest in the improvement of her home by adding on an additional room.

She has worked as an elementary school teacher for 34 years. She has three children; the oldest is 27 years old and is in his last year of university study, her daughter is 19 years old and is in her fifth year of secondary education, and the youngest is 15 years old and is in his third year of secondary education.

María Lina has been an exemplary woman with her children and in the community of La Fonseca in Nueva Guinea as she has stood out for being responsible, honest, hardworking and an excellent mother and teacher of the rural students in the area. In addition, she is one of the few people that have fought so that her community can have better development. Her dream is to have a decent home, good health, job stability and that her children continue studying.

Translated from Spanish by Donald Allen, Kiva Volunteer.

Doña Maria Lina está solicitando su financiamiento para invertirlo en mejora de su vivienda como es la construcción de una habitación.

Trabaja como docente de Educación primaria desde hace 34 años. Doña Maria Lina tiene tres hijos, el mayor de 27 años de edad está estudiando su ultimo año en la Universidad, su otra hija de 19 años estudia su quinto año de educación secundaria y el hijo menor de 15 años estudia 3er año de educación secundaria.

La profesora María Lina ha sido una mujer ejemplar con sus hijos y con la comunidad de la colonia la Fonseca en Nueva Guinea ya que se ha destacado por ser responsable , honesta, trabajadora, excelente madre y maestra para los niños campesinos de esa colonia , además es una de las pocas personas que ha luchado por su colonia para que tenga un mejor desarrollo, su sueño es tener una vivienda digna, salud, estabilidad laboral, y que sus dos hijos sigan estudiando.

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
  • 74
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Maria Lina construction of a room in her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2008
Jun 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009