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Rita Lorena

Update on Rita Lorena

Rita strives to get along in life alone, as her six children live independently. As a single mother, she did everything she could to raise her children. She still operates her bakery and makes the goods herself. She has slowly been renovating her house. She has applied for a loan because she needs to add a room where her children can be comfortable when they visit. Above all, she would like her small house to be in good condition.
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Doña Rita, es una señora que lucha sola para salir adelante en la vida, en vista de que sus 6 hijos ya son todos mayores de edad e independientes, ella como madre soltera hizo lo que pudo para darles de crecer a sus hijos, hoy en día continua con la venta de repostería que hace ella misma. Poco a poco ha venido mejorando su hogar. En esta ocasión solicita el crédito porque necesita hacer un cuarto, para cuando la visiten sus hijos se sientan cómodos y sobre todo, ella desea ver su casita bien arreglada en orden.

Previous Loan Details

Doña Rita is a single mother and has a her bakery business where she has made cakes and pizza for about 20 years. She has had 4 consecutive loans with AFODENIC to improve the infrastructure of her home and this fifth loan will be used to improve the roof in her kitchen since it is deteriorated an... More from Rita Lorena's previous loan »

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.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 56
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,430,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Rita Lorena to buy cement, sand, iron, and blocks and to pay workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014