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El 13 Group
In this Group: Andrea, Silvia, Marisol

Update on El 13 Group

The “El 13” (The 13) group is formed by three hardworking, enterprising people. One of them is Andrea, 56, who is a widow and has five adult children.

She has a ‘fritanga,’ a popular food stand selling fried fast-food. She started the business ten years ago and currently employs a young woman to help her. She will use the loan to buy basic grains to continue forward.

The other group members are Silvia who sells sandals, slippers and Avon products and Marisol who sells cosmetics.
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El grupo El 13 lo conforman tres personas trabajadoras y emprendedoras una de ellas es Andrea de 56 años, es viuda y tiene 5 hijos mayores. Ella tiene una fritanga, restaurante popular que consiste en comida frita, negocio que inicio hace 10 años actualmente tiene una muchacha que le ayuda. El crédito lo invertirá en granos básicos para seguir adelante.
Las otras integrantes son Silvia quien vende sandalia, chinelas y productos Avon y Marisol quien vende cosméticos.

Previous Loan Details

The group "El 13" is comprised of three hardworking, enterprising women. The group coordinator is 53 year old Andrea who has a tortilla and fried food business. She started out selling yoltamal (a type of tamale), atol (a corn-based desert), and cooked corn, and she did this to support her 6 chil... More from El 13 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

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
  • 102
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,739,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
A portion of El 13 Group's $1,075 loan helped a member to buy basic grains.
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 4, 2012