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Juan Jose
Juan Jose came from humble origins. His parents always worked on coffee farms. Thus, until the age of 9, he would walk with them from community to community. Later, his parents, after many years of labor, managed to buy land in the community of El Consuelo. Here, they decided to remain and make a life. Juan Jose grew up alongside his parents, working side by side with them.

At the age of 22, he had to separate from them in order to perform military service. Two years later, thank God, Juan Jose returned alive and his father gave him some manzanas of land so that he could grow coffee and basic grains.

Now, little by little, Juan Jose took charge of his own affairs and by the time he married, he had a home to offer his wife. Then came the children and with great effort, Juan Jose advanced their lives, since he desired that they study and prepare themselves.

Conventional electrical energy has not come to this community. That's why Juan Jose is applying for a loan to purchase a small solar system and, thus, they can have lights in their home. His family is excited about the idea of having lights at night and being able to carry out other activities.
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Juan Jose es de descendencia humilde sus padres siempre se dedicaron a cuidar fincas cafetaleras así que el hasta la edad de 9 años anduvo con ellos de comunidad en comunidad. Después sus padres con esfuerzo logrado por tantos años de trabajo compraron un terreno en la comunidad de el consuelo ya ahí decidieron quedarse y hacer vida el creció al lado de sus padres y trabajo junto con ellos , a la edad de 22 años tubo que alejarse de ellos pues tenia que hacer el servicio militar dos años después gracias a Dios regreso con vida y su padre le dio unas manzanas de tierra para que sembrara café y granos básicos. Así poco a poco el se hizo de sus cosas cuando ya se caso ya tenia un hogar para darle a su esposa luego vinieron los hijos a los que ha sacado adelante con mucho esfuerzo pues el desea que ellos estudien y se preparen. En esta comunidad no ha llegado la energía convencional es por eso que el hará tramite de crédito para comprar un pequeño sistema solar y así poder tener luz en su vivienda, a su familia le emociona la idea de que tendrán luz por las noches y que podrán realizar otras actividades .

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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
  • 46
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Juan Jose to buy a solar system to provide electricity for his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2016