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Rafael De Jesus
Rafael, 54, lives in the community of Aguas Calientes. He studied the basics like reading and writing in the local school. Afterwards, he started to help his father with agricultural work, learning from him how to work hard and look after your family.

Rafael got married when he was 18 and has four children from this marriage. Now his children are grown up and some have even given him grandchildren.

He prepares the land so that he can generate an income to pay for household expenses.

His community does not have electricity, so he would like to improve his family's standard of living by asking for a loan to be able to install it in his home.
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Don Rafael tiene 54 años de edad es de la comunidad de aguas calientes estudio en la escuela de la comunidad es decir aprendió lo básico como es leer y escribir, después para apoyar a su padre en los trabajos de agricultura con su padre dice que aprendió a trabajar fuerte y a defenderse en la vida , a los 18 años se casó de este matrimonio procreo 4 hijos ya hoy en día sus hijos están mayores y con su vida realizada hasta nietos le han dado , el se dedica a cultivar la tierra de esta manera recibe ingresos para los gastos de la casa, en la comunidad no tienen electricidad el desea mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia es por eso que quiere hacer tramite de este crédito para así 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
  • 61
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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 Rafael De Jesus to install a solar system in his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2014
Jul 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2016