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María Elena
Maria Elena is a hard-working, striving, and enterprising woman of 31 who launched her small store in 2000. With just 500 cordobas she bought some snacks (including seven or more types of typical treats, candies, etc.), and little by little, her business grew.

Maria Elena has 2 children, ages 12 and 9, for whom she works arduously, and she hopes to have a general store.
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La señora María Elena F. es una mujer trabajadora, esforzada y emprendedora de 31 años en el 2,000 inicio su pulpería con 500 córdobas compró unas chiverías (meneítos, platanitos, dulces, tortillerías, yuquitas, ranchitas, papas…etc.) y poco a poco fue creciendo.
Ella tiene dos hijos de 12 y 9 años por los cuales trabaja arduamente y desea tener una miscelánea.

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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.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,384,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped María Elena tO BUY BASIC GRAINS, MEAT, SNACKS, SOFT DRINKS, ETC., TO SELL.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011