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El Mar Group
In this Group: Dina Guadalupe, Mergelia Del Socorro, Martha Liseeth
The group "Mar" is formed by 3 hardworking women. One of them is Dina Guadalupe Pavón O., who has had a small shop for 6 years. When she started out she had very few products, but with the loans this has improved. She comments that in addition to improving her store, she was able to complete some repairs to areas of her house that had deteriorated and that she had not finished.

Her fellow group members are Margelia del Socorro B. Narváez, who has a dressmaking workshop and sells Avon products, and Martha Lizbeth Alvarado Solís, who started a small vegetable shop which, with the loans from ADIM, expanded to include the sale of meat and bones for cooking.
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El grupo el Mar está conformado por tres mujeres trabajadoras una de ellas es Dina Guadalupe Pavón O. quien tiene desde hace seis años tiene una pequeña venta la cual cuando inicio comercializaba pocos productos que con los prestamos ha mejorado. Ella además de mejorar su negocio pudo componer algunos detalles de su casa que se encontraba deteriorada pero aun no ha terminado según comento.

Sus compañeras de grupo son Margelia del Socorro B. Narváez quien tiene un taller de costura y vende productos Avon y Martha Lizbeth Alvarado Solís quien comenzó una pequeña verdulería y con forme le dieron los créditos en Adim incluyo la venta de carne y hueso.

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
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,383,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Mar Group's $825 loan helped a member to buy staple grains, meat, sausages, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2010
Mar 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010