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Raquel Yamileth
Doña Raquel has an eyeglass store that is named Daylop that she started several years ago with help of her husband after she finished her degree at the university. She had the idea to start her own business and it was not an easy start since there was a lot of competition. Doña Raquel is 34 years old and she lives in villa Venezuela. She has two children that are in school. Her husband is a craftsman. With this request for a loan she was wants to invest in buying equipment for her business that allow her to improve the quality for her work and to have the latest technology. Her objective is to expand her business to the national level and it to be well-known. Her plan for the future is to be able to give her children a good education and to improve her own economic level.

(Translated by Alexis of San Roque High School)

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Doña Raquel tiene una óptica Daylop que inicio hace varios años con ayuda de su esposo, luego que salio de su carrera universitaria, surgió la idea de poner su propio negocio, lo cual no fue fácil al inicio ya que el mercado esta saturado. Tiene 34 años de edad, reside en villa Venezuela, tiene dos hijos que estudian, su esposo es maestro de obra. Con esta solicitud quiere invertir en la compra de equipos que le permitan mejorar la calidad de su trabajo y estar a la altura de la tecnología. Sus objetivo es poder crecer a nivel nacional y ser reconocida, sus planes a futuro es poder dar los estudio a sus hijos, mejorar su nivel económico.

Additional Information


This loan is administered by AFODENIC, La Asociación para el Fomento al Desarrollo Nicaragua, a Kiva Field Partner based in Managua, Nicaragua. Founded in 1999, AFODENIC was created to promote the socio-economic and cultural development of sectors that are excluded from commercial banking. Integrating economic and human resources, AFODENIC offers affordable and adaptable financial services aimed at strengthening the family unit of their clients, who include students, producers, and micro- and small entrepreneurs from rural and urban areas. AFODENIC is a socially responsible institution engaged in society and making a positive impact on its professional partners and communities.

Supporting a borrower through AFODENIC contributes to the pursuit of innovation in mitigating poverty in Nicaragua. Visit AFODENIC’s partner page for more information.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,238,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Raquel Yamileth buy more modern equipment to better serve her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009