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Sergio  Aristeo
Sergio is 42 years old. He was born in the community of El Sardinal, where he currently lives.

He grew up in a large family surrounded by his siblings. Thanks to his parents' support he went to school and completed primary education. This has served him well, since it is so important to know how to read and write, although he would have wished to continue learning, he says, but that was not possible. This is why now that he has children, he supports and encourages them to go to school.

He lives in a humble home of his own with his wife and five children born from the marriage. He makes a living growing basic grains to harvest and sell, leaving a part for household consumption. They live without electricity since there is none available for this community, he says, so he and his family use oil lamps for lighting. He decided to request a loan to buy and install a small solar system for his home.
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Sergio tiene 42 años de edad nació y habita actualmente en la comunidad el sardinal creció en una familia bien numerosa rodeado de sus hermanos, gracias al apoyo de sus padres él fue a la escuela y termino toda la primaria esto es algo que le ha servido ya que es tan importante saber leer y escribir aunque hubiese deseado dice haber aprendido más, pero no fue posible es por eso que ahora que él tiene sus hijos en los apoya y motiva a que vayan a la escuela , él vive en su humilde hogar con su esposa y 5 hijos que han procreado del matrimonio . él se dedica a sembrar granos básicos , los que una vez que los cosecha los comercializa y otra parte los deja para consumo del hogar , viven a oscuras en esta comunidad porque no hay energía eléctrica , él y su familia dice usan candiles para poder iluminarse , está optando por realizar tramite de crédito para asi poder comprar un pequeño sistema solar para instalarlo su hogar

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
  • 53
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $625 helped Sergio Aristeo to buy a solar system.
85% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: