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Carlos Alberto

Update on Carlos Alberto

Carlos is a poor fisherman and originally from Granada. He was very happy with his first loan. It was a great help to him as he received it just when he needed it and he was able to buy all the tools he uses for fishing, like lanterns, rope, thread and a net so that he could increase his sales and improve his income. Carlos is now applying for his second Kiva loan so that he can continue to invest in tools, such as a trammel-net and lanterns and to buy another boat. One of his biggest dreams is to progress in life with the help of this loan.
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Carlos, un humilde pescador, originario de Granada, él se siente muy satisfecho por su primer préstamo le fue de gran ayuda porque le vino en el momento que más lo necesitaba, ya que de esta manera pudo comprar todos los herramientas que se utiliza para la pesca como faroles, tambor de mecate, hilo y una malla de pescar, con el propósito de incrementar sus ventas y obtener mejores ganancias. Carlos está solicitando de su segundo crédito kiva para seguir invirtiendo en la compra de herramientas como trasmallo, faroles y para la compra de otra lancha. Unos de sus más grandes sueños es poder salir adelante con la ayuda de este préstamo.

Previous Loan Details

Carlos is a humble fisherman, 31 years of age, who comes from Granada and has 5 children. He has followed this trade since he was 19 years old. Carlos only completed primary school because he had to go to work in order to eat. His poverty did not permit him to continue to study, nor to attend the... More from Carlos Alberto's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,398,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Carlos Alberto to buy a trammel-net, lanterns and another boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014