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Armonia Ii Group
In this Group: Martha Lorena, Debora Rebeca, Claudia , Estela Del Socorro

Update on Armonia Ii Group

The “Armonía II” (Harmony II) group is composed of four hardworking, enterprising women. The group coordinator is Martha Lorena, 43, who has a grocery store; she also sells tortillas, vegetables and pork. She has five children four of which are minors aged 13, 10, 7 and 8 years who attend school and in their free time help her in the store.

She started the business 10 years ago making and selling pozol and tiste [traditional beverages made from cornmeal and cacao] and in time, thanks to her effort and loans, invested in other products like selling scrap metal. She will use the loan to buy products for the business, mainly basic grains. Her goal is to have a supermarket like a PALÍ mart.

The other group members are Claudia, 28, who has a tortilla shop and sells beans, cheese and firewood; Devora, who makes nacatamales [Nicaraguan style tamales] and Estela who sells meat and vegetables.
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El grupo Armonía II lo conforman cuatro mujeres trabajadoras y emprendedoras la coordinadora es Martha Lorena de 43 años quien tiene una pulpería además vende tortillas, verduras y cerdo. Ella tiene cinco hijos de los cuales cuatros son menores de edad de 13, 10, 7 y 8 años los cuales estudian y en el tiempo libre le ayudan en el negocio.
Este negocio lo inicio hace 10 años con la realización de pozol y tiste con el tiempo gracias a su esfuerzo y los préstamos fue invirtiendo en otros productos como la venta de chatarra. El crédito lo invertirá en productos para el negocio principalmente granos básicos y su meta es lograr tener un supermercado como el PALÍ.

Las otras integrantes son Claudia de 28 años quien tiene una tortillería y vende frijoles, cuajada y leña, Devora de 24 años realiza nacatamales, frijoles y tortilla; y Estela vende carne y verduras.

Previous Loan Details

The “Armonia (Harmony) II” Group is made up of 4 hard-working and enterprising women, one of whom is Martha Lorena, 46 years old, who is coordinator of the group. In the year 2000 she began selling pozol (a hominy and pork dish) and later, with her earnings and loans, she began to prepare tortill... More from Armonia Ii 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 is a Group Loan

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 69
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,049,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Armonia Ii Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to buy basic grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012