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Alfonso Javier

Update on Alfonso Javier

Alfonso is 44 years old and the father of 5 children, including 19-year-old twins who are the oldest. He supports all of them equally with his small income from selling dairy products. He buys these products at the market and sells them in the neighborhood where he lives. His wife helps him with a small business selling cosmetics from a catalog. In this way, the family survives and covers its daily expenses. With the previous loan, Alfonso was able to finish the porch section of his house. Now, with this second loan he is requesting, he will complete the perimeter wall around his home, which is necessary for his children's safety.
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Don Alfonso tiene 44 años de edad, es padre de 5 hijos entre ellos unos gemelos de 19 años siendo los mayores, a todos los apoya por igual, con su pequeño ingreso vendiendo productos lácteos los cuales compra en el mercado y los vende en el barrio donde habita, su esposa le ayuda con su pequeña venta de cosméticos por catalogo, de esta manera esta familia sobreviven a los gastos diarios, don Alfonso con el crédito anterior logro realizar parte del porche de su casa, ahora con este segundo crédito que solicita realizara el muro perimetral de su vivienda, la cual es necesario par a la seguridad de sus hijos.

Previous Loan Details

Alfonso is a client who has sold dairy products for the past 12 years. His wife also sells cheese. With their income, they help their children so that they go to school and prepare for their future. Alfonso doesn't want his children to have the same fate he did. He has been unable to find work be... More from Alfonso Javier'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.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,297,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,025 helped Alfonso Javier to buy cement, sand, iron bars, concrete blocks and building stones.
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2013
Jan 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 14, 2014