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Jarold Alfonso
Jarol is 36 years old. He lives in a community called El Guapotal. He says that he only learned to read and write because his parents' financial situation didn't allow them to put him in school. At a young age, he learned to work the land because he worked with his father and his siblings. Time passed and he lived his life and started his own home. Today he lives with his wife and their three children. They have their own house and their children go to the community school. His wife takes care of the home and he grows beans, corn and coffee. There is no conventional power source in the community so they have no electricity and use candles or oil lamps at night. Now he has the opportunity to acquire a loan to buy a small solar power system. He is very happy because they will be able to have electricity in his home.
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Jarol tiene 36 años vive en la comunidad de nombre el Guapotal dice que aprendió a leer y escribir nada más porque la situación económica de sus padres no les permitió poder ponerlo a estudiar así que a temprana edad el aprendió a trabajar y cultivar la tierra ya que trabajaba con su padre y sus hermanos. Paso el tiempo y el realizo su vida y formo su hogar hoy en día vive con su esposa y sus tres hijos tienen su propia casa, sus hijos van a la escuela de la comunidad, su esposa realiza los quehaceres del hogar y él se dedica a cultivar frijoles, maíz y café. En la comunidad no hay energía convencional así que viven a oscuras ellos se iluminan por las noches con candiles o lámparas ahora que se presenta la oportunidad de adquirir un crédito para comprar un pequeño sistema solar se siente muy feliz porque podrán tener luz en su vivienda .

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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
  • 54
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Jarold Alfonso to buy a solar power system for his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2016