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Jose Antonio
Jose lives in the community of Oro Verde with his wife and 6 children. The three oldest children no longer live in the same house but they do live nearby and have formed their own families. For his entire life he has been doing work in the field, sowing beans, corn, and manioc. With the help of his elder children he farms some land and extracts a good harvest, part of which is sold and the other part is left for personal use. He has used the income obtained to purchase three cows that produce 15 liters of milk a day, which is also consumed at home. Currently, commercial electricity has not yet made it to the community so they continue to live in the dark and get by with candles to provide lighting at night. He says he's eager to apply for this loan so he can use it to purchase a solar system and install it in his home.
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Don José vive en la comunidad de oro verde con su esposa y sus 6 hijos sus 3 hijos mayores ya no viven en la misma casa con el pero si viven cercanos a la casa ya que ya han formado su familia él se ha dedicado toda su vida a los labores del campo siembra de frijoles, maíz y maní con el apoyo de sus hijos mayores cultivan unas tierras que tiene y sacan buena producción la cual la venden y otra parte la dejan para consumo de la casa. Con los ingresos que ha obtenido ha comprado tres vacas las que diario le dan 15 litros de leche esto lo consumen en el hogar también, hasta ahora la luz comercial no ha llegado a la comunidad así que siguen en la oscuridad lo que hacen es comprar candelas o usar pocos para poder iluminarse por las noches , dice esta ansioso de poder aplicar a este crédito ya que así podrá comprar un sistema solar y instalarlo en su vivienda.

Additional Information

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
  • 56
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,429,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Jose Antonio to purchase a solar system.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2016