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Guadalupe Del Carmen
Guadalupe, 60, said she only learned to read and write. Her family's economic situation wasn't good, so she had to learn to work in the home at a young age. To support herself in life, for a long time she worked as a domestic employee on coffee farms in nearby communities. That's how she met her husband. They went to the community of Villa Nueva, where they still live. They have four children and have managed to sacrifice and get them ahead.

Guadalupe and her husband have some plots of land where they grow corn and beans. They sell their products to merchants who come to the community. They also have pigs and chickens that they sell or eat. This is how they survive and support the family.

There's no electricity in their community so she wants to apply for a loan to buy a solar energy system to install in her home so they can have light. They have lived for a long time in the dark with only light from oil lamps.
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Guadalupe tiene 60 años dice que solo aprendió a leer y a escribir ya que la situación económica de su familia no era buena así que a muy temprana edad tuvo que aprender a trabajar en labores del hogar para poder defenderse en la vida , estuvo trabajando por mucho tiempo como empleada doméstica en fincas cafetaleras en comunidades aledañas , Así conoció a su esposo y se fueron a vivir a la comunidad de villa nueva que es donde aún residen tienen cuatro hijos y con esfuerzo han logrado sacarlos adelante . Guadalupe y su esposo tienen unas parcelas de tierras las cuales cultivan con maíz y frijoles lo que venden a comerciantes que llegan a la comunidad , además tienen animales como cerdos y gallinas que también las venden o dejan para consumo de esta forma ellos sobreviven y mantienen a la familia. Como en la comunidad no tienen energía eléctrica es por eso que desea aplicar a un préstamo para comprar un sistema solar y instalarlo en la vivienda para poder tener luz ya que por mucho tiempo han vivido en la oscuridad iluminándose con candiles

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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
  • 60
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Guadalupe Del Carmen to buy a solar energy system.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2016