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Amor Group
In this Group: Ixida Raquel , Virginia Elene , Nubia
The members of Amor group are from Pilas Occidentales, a rural area of Masaya, which is very prone to farming and handicrafts. Ixida Raquel, Virginia Elene, and Nubia make hammocks which are one of Masaya's outstanding handicrafts. It is a product that is in high demand and it is made from manila (netted cord), wood, aluminum objects or with vegetable-based fibers like cabuya and pita (agave-based cord). Ixida, 24, learned this craft from her parents who were hammock makers and she, together with her siblings and nieces and nephews, has continued this family tradition. Virginia, 66, has made hammocks since she was a young girl and for the last 30 years has had her own workshop where her children and grandchildren help her and she happily transmits this beautiful art form to them. Nubia, 27, has worked on her own making hammocks for the past 8 years. They have been working with Adim for the past 4 years which has been a help and they are comfortable with the way it operates.
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Los integrantes del grupo Amor son de Pilas Occidentales zona rural de Masaya propicia para el cultivo y las artesanías. Ixida Raquel L. C., Virginia Elene L. C. y Nubia G. V. fabrican hamacas.

Las hamacas son unas de las artesanías y artes que sobre sale en Masaya. Este es un producto de gran demanda que se fabrica a base de manila (hilo retorcido), madera y objetos de aluminio o con fibras vegetales como la cabuya y la pita.

Ixida L. C. de 24 años aprendió este arte de sus padres quienes fabricaban hamacas y ella junto a sus hermanos y sobrinos han continuado con la tradición.

Virginia L. C. de 66 años desde muy joven trabaja en la producción de hamacas y desde hace 30 años ella tiene su propio taller en el que le ayudan sus hijos y nietos a los que está orgullosa de transmitir este bello arte.

Nubia Gradas V. de 27 años desde hace 8 años que trabaja por cuenta propia en la realización de hamacas. Ellas tienen cuatro años de trabajar con Adim con el cual se han ido ayudando y se sienten a gusto con su forma de operar.

Additional Information

About ADIM

Located in Central America, ADIM is a small microfinance institution with a strong social focus. In the saturated microfinance market of Nicaragua, ADIM stands out for its emphasis on the holistic development of women as well as its provision of responsible financial services. Founded in 1989 by a small group of Nicaraguan women, this institution has remained true to its initial goal of providing its clients (90% of which are women) with an opportunity for economic growth, in addition to personal and professional empowerment. Supporting an ADIM borrower means contributing not only to the continued offering of the socially conscious services it provides, but also to the sustainable growth of a truly unique microfinance institution.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,049,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amor Group's $400 loan helped a member to buy manila (a type of netted cord), wood, aluminum, dyes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010