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Maria Elena
María Elena is a 53-year-old woman who has looked after the health of other people since she was a child. At a young age, she cared for people who were sick and needed the assistance of others. It was at that time that she discovered her calling as a nurse. For the past 21 years she has been providing this type of support at a hospital in Masaya, thanks to her degree in nursing.

For this reason, Doña María Elena knew that it was necessary that she have good sanitation services in her home. She is requesting a loan in order to build a bathroom with a toilet. The existing facilities are in an extremely deteriorated condition and could cause an accident at any moment. Furthermore, the conditions for this type of service could attract animals that spread diseases. The positive side is that this heroine of the Nicaraguan health system places value on being highly responsible. As a result, her goals are to take advantage of this loan and to repay it on time and in the correct manner.
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María Elena es una señora de 53 años que desde su niñez ha velado por la salud de las demás personas. Desde pequeña ayudaba a cuidar gente que debido a una enfermedad necesitaban la asistencia de alguien más. Fue entonces cuando encontró su vocación como enfermera. Ahora lleva 21 años apoyando al hospital de Masaya, gracias a su licenciatura en enfermería.
Por esta razón, doña María Elena sabe que es necesario tener un buen servicio higiénico en su casa. Es por esto que solicita el préstamo para construir un baño y un inodoro, puesto que el pon pon que tiene se encuentra en condiciones extremadamente deterioradas, que en cualquier momento podrían causar un accidente. Además, las condiciones de este tipo de servicios atraen muchos animales que pueden provocar enfermedades. Lo positivo es que la heroína de la salud nicaragüense tiene un valor de responsabilidad alto, por lo que entre sus metas tiene pagar en tiempo y forma su crédito, además de sacarle provecho.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,075 helped Maria Elena to build a bathroom with a toilet.
67% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: