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Leonel Antonio
Mr. Leonel is 43 years old and lives in the Villa Reconciliación neighborhood in the city of Managua. He and his wife have three children ages 9, 13 and 15, and all of them are students. His wife is the cook at a restaurant that his family owns. He is in charge of the cash register at the restaurant and also shops for the ingredients to make the food. He has had the business for eight years, which his mother-in-law started with her own money. It has been growing with everyone’s hard work, and they have succeeded in maintaining the restaurant. Mr. Leonel has borrowed eight loans from Kiva partner Afodenic. He will invest this loan in home improvements and will build a wall to provide privacy and security for his family.
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Don Leonel tiene la edad 43 años, reside en el barrio Villa reconciliación en la ciudad de Managua, su esposa le tiene tres hijos de 9,13 y15 años de edad, todos ellos estudian, su esposa es la cocinera de un comedor que tiene la familia y el es el encargado de la caja del comedor y el de hacer todas las compras para preparar los alimentos, tiene ocho años de estar en las ventas, negocio que inicio su suegra con dinero propio y que ha ido creciendo con esfuerzo de todo han logrado mantener el negocio de la comideria. El señor Leonel lleva ocho ciclos de préstamo en Afodenic, el cual va invertir en mejoras de su casa en la construcción de un muro para tener privacidad y seguridad para su familia.

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.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,418,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Leonel Antonio buy construction materials to build a wall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2009
Apr 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010