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Alejandra Virginia
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Alejandra started her business selling tortillas and boiled beans. Thanks to good administration she has been able to move forward and put a small grocery store in her house. Even so, this has been very hard as she has not always had enough money to stock her store, and this is why she would like credit; to buy basic grains and products for the home which are the most sort after things in her neighborhood, Rene Cisneros in Managua. Alejandra is 45 and her life partner is a plumber and supports her with the household costs. They have 5 kids and get help from 2 of them who work. They hope the family will move forward and improve their living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Liz Harvey, Kiva Volunteer

Alejandra empezó a ser comerciante con el negocio de ventas de tortillas y frijoles cocidos, gracias a su buena administración pudo salir adelante y poner una pequeña pulpería en su casa de habitación aunque ha sido muy difícil porque no cuenta con el capital suficiente para poder abastecer la pulpería, por eso recurre al crédito ya que con ese dinero comprará granos básicos y productos para el hogar, que son los que más necesita porque son más demandados por sus vecinos del barrio René Cisneros de Managua. Alejandra tiene 45 años de edad, su compañero de vida es fontanero y la apoya con los gastos del hogar. Tiene 5 hijos de los cuales recibe el apoyo de dos de ellos quienes ya están trabajando, y esperan como familia poder salir adelante y mejorar sus condiciones de vida.

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
  • 41
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,410,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Alejandra Virginia to buy basic grain and products for the home/Compra de granos básicos, productos para el hogar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2008
Aug 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009