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Caridad Del Socorro
Caridad, 42, lives with her four sons three of which are attending school and one who works for a nearby farm. She’s a single mother; she’s both father and mother to her children. Her children’s father sends her a little money once in a while.

She buys cow’s milk and makes cream and curd from it at home and then sells it in the nearest town. She’s been doing this activity for a little more than three years and has been able to make improvements to her humble abode and to buy basic furnishings like beds and chairs for her children. She also takes advantage of the whey in that she uses it as feed for the pigs she raises to earn a little extra income.

The community she lives in doesn’t have electricity which is why she wants to get a loan in order to obtain a small solar system so she can have light, to charge her cell phone and to listen to the radio. She’d feel saver at night this way and her children would be able to study at night. She would be very grateful for the opportunity of getting this loan.
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La señora Caridad tiene 42 años de edad, vive con sus 4 hijos varones de los cuales 3 están estudiando y el otro hijo trabaja en una finca cercana. Ella es madre soltera. Es padre y madre para sus hijos. El papá de los niños de vez en cuando le manda un poquito de dinero. Ella compra leche de vaca y produce con esta cuajada y crema en su casa y la vende en el pueblo más cercano. Ella lleva un poco más de tres años realizando esta actividad y así ha podido mejorar su humilde casa y comprar utensilios básicos como camas y sillas para sus hijos. También aprovecha el suero y se los da a cerdos que cría. Con esto obtiene otro pequeño ingreso. En la comunidad donde vive no hay energía eléctrica por lo que ella quiere obtener al crédito un pequeño sistema solar para poder iluminarse, cargar celular y escuchar la radio. Así ella se sentiría mas segura por las noches y también sus hijos podrían estudiar por las noches. Ella agradecería mucho la oportunidad de obtener este crédito.

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More information about this loan

TECNOSOL is a for-profit renewable energy company that provides electricity and solar powered products to families living off the grid in Nicaragua. It enables households to generate their own energy and replace toxic and expensive sources of light and heat like kerosene, diesel and wood. 

Many of TECNOSOL's clients cannot afford the high upfront costs of buying solar products. Kiva loans help these households purchase clean energy products. 

Solar home systems are much more than a solar lamp and can provide users with life changing amounts of power: enough power to run multiple lights, home appliances, radios, and TVs. These systems are modular, enabling clients to add solar panels and batteries to meet their increasing energy demands.  

Important Information

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 58
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,430,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Caridad Del Socorro to buy a solar home lighting system.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2014