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Kenia Rafaela
Doña Kenia lives in the barrio. She's 28 years old. She's married and she has 3 children, ages 7, 8 and 10 years old. Her husband is a woodmaker . Doña Kenia has had a convenience store for the past 6 years which she opened up with her own savings. Since her store opened and up to now, her store has grown over the years due to Kenia's hard work and dedication. With this loan, she's hoping to purchase basic grain products and cleaning products and to continue to offer good and reasonable prices to her clients. Her long term goal is to increase her merchandise as much as possible and to remodel her store so that she can offer the best service to her clients. She would like to continue to offer schooling/education to her children.
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Doña Kenia habita en el barrio 3-80, tiene 28 años de edad, es casada, con tres hijos de 7,8 y10 años de edad, su esposo trabaja de ebanista. La Sra. Kenia desde hace seis años tiene una pulpería la cual inició con unos ahorros propios. Desde que empezó hasta ahora la pulpería ha experimentado un alto crecimiento ya que Kenia la administra con mucho cuidado y dedicación. El préstamo solicitado lo necesita para comprar granos básicos y productos de limpieza y poder continuar con la buena oferta que siempre ha mantenido a sus clientes. A largo plazo es incrementar el volumen de venta así como hacer remodelación en el negocio para que dar un buen servicio a sus clientes. Darle educación a sus hijos

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
  • 38
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,388,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Kenia Rafaela to purchase basic grain products and cleaning products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009