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Martha Lorena
Lorena was born in a community close to El Sauce. She got married when she was 18, and they have five children. With great effort, she and her husband have acquired some land and have built a small house for them to live in.

Her source of income to support her family is growing basic grains, having a few heads of cattle, and raising pigs.

The community where she lives does not have electricity. She wishes to have light in her house in order to be able to help her children with their homework at night. This is because they both work during the daytime. Therefore, she is requesting the loan to be able to buy a solar panel and improve her family’s quality of life.
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Doña Lorena nació en una comunidad cerca de el Sauce a los de 18 años se caso y ha procreado 5 hijos de este matrimonio con mucho esfuerzo ella y su esposo han adquirido unas tierras y han construido una pequeña casa para vivir, su fuente de ingreso para mantener a su familia es el cultivo de granos básicos y tienen unas cabezas de ganado y crianza de cerdos , en la comunidad donde ellos viven no cuenta con energía eléctrica, y ella desea tener luz en su casa para poder ayudar a sus hijos con sus tareas por la noche ya que en el día los dos trabajan, por eso solicita el préstamo para poder comprar un panel y mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia

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
  • 76
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,787,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Martha Lorena to buy a solar energy system.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2014
Apr 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 9, 2015