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La Roca Group
In this Group: Elba, Gloria, Rosa, Veronica Del Socorro

Update on La Roca Group

The group "Roca" consists of four hardworking and enterprising women. One of them is Elba, who is 25 years old and has been selling clothing for five years. She started out selling a few garments and her business has grown slowly. Elba is married and has a 12-year-old son. She is expecting another child who will be born soon.

The other members are Gloria who has been selling tortillas for four years; Veronica who sells corn on the cob, "atol" and "pinolillo" (beverages made from corn), and other products; and Luisa who has managed a grocery store for two years.

A separate photo of the group coordinator (Elba) is shown since she is pregnant and about to give birth in a few weeks. It is not convenient for her to move around.
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El grupo Roca lo conforman cuatro mujeres trabajadoras y emprendedoras una de ellas es Elba de 25 años quien vende ropa desde hace 5 años negocio que inicio con unas cuantas ropas y poco a poco fue creciendo. Ella está casada y tiene un niño de 12 años y su bebe que pronto nacerá.

Las otras integrantes son Gloria quien vende tortillas desde hace 4 años, Veronica vende elotes, atol, pinolillo…etc. Y Luisa tiene una pulpería desde hace 2 años.

Este grupo se le tomo la foto por separado ya que la coordinadora está embarazada en las últimas semanas para dar a luz por ende no era conveniente estarla moviendo.

Previous Loan Details

The Roca group is made up of three hard-working, driven and entrepreneurial people. One of them is 25 year-old Elba Tomara Silvia Ortiz who has been selling clothes for 5 years. She is married, has one child, and her goal is to own her own home. Silvia will invest her loan in buying summer mer... More from La Roca Group's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 97
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,795,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Roca Group's $1,250 loan helped a member to buy clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012