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Dominga Antonia
Dominga lives in the community of Punta Ñata. She managed to finish elementary school with the support of her parents. She also learned how to do the household chores. She fell in love when she was a teenager and married the man who is now her husband and the father of her four children.

Her husband makes a living in agriculture growing corn and beans, and Dominga raises and fattens pigs to sell. She also works in the fields during the coffee harvest. As both of them work and contribute to the household expenses, the responsibility of supporting their two children is not so difficult. Also, the older ones work and help with the food expenses because they still live at home.

There's no electricity in the community. Dominga already knows the benefits of using solar panels because a while ago they bought one and it's working very well for them. With this current loan she's going to buy some components for the solar energy system that need to be fixed so the system will function at a hundred percent.
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Dominga es habitante de la comunidad de punta ñata con el apoyo de sus padres logro estudiar toda la escuela primaria. Además aprendió los quehaceres del hogar, cuando ya era una adolescente se enamoró y se casó con el que hoy su esposo y padre de sus 4 hijos. Su esposo se dedica a la agricultura siembra de maíz, frijoles y ella se dedica a la crianza y engorde de cerdos para venderlos además de trabajar en el campo en las temporadas de corte de café como ambos trabajan y aportan a los gastos del hogar la responsabilidad de mantener a sus hijos no es tan pesada ademas que sus hijos mayores trabajan y aportan también para gastos de la casa En la comunidad no hay luz eléctrica, aunque ellos ya saben del beneficio de usar paneles solares porque hace un tiempo atrás compraron uno y les funciona muy bien ahora harán este préstamo para comprar algunos de los componentes del sistema solar ya que tienen que renovarlos para que este les siga funcionando en un 100 por ciento.

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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
  • 38
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,391,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Dominga Antonia to buy a battery and an inverter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015