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Estrella De Luz Group
In this Group: Marlene, Zeneyda, Heyling

Update on Estrella De Luz Group

The 'Estrella de Luz' group is made up of three hard-working, entrepreneurial people. The group coordinator is 64-year-old Marlene who has been selling used clothing, snacks, ice and iced treats for approximately six years. This cheerful lady has eight children, two of whom help her in her business. She mentions that, thanks to the loans she has received, she has been able to use her profits to make improvements to her home. She would currently like to invest in setting up a food sales business which she will run on weekends.

The other members of this group are 33-year-old Zeneyda, who has run an eatery for several years, and Heyling, who set up an eatery one year ago.
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El grupo Estrella de Luz lo conforman tres personas trabajadoras y emprendedoras la coordinadora del grupo es Marlene de 64 años de edad quien se dedica a la venta de ropa usada, chiverías, hielo y helado desde hace 6 años aproximadamente. Esta señora Jovial quien tiene 8 hijos de los cuales dos de ellos le ayudan en el comercio y menciono que gracias a los créditos con las ganancias a logrado realizar mejoras en su hogar.
Actualmente ella desea invertir en la poner una venta de comida los fines de semana.
Las otras integrantes son Zeneyda de 33 años la cual tiene una comideria desde hace varios años y Heyling quien hace un año inicio una comideria.

Previous Loan Details

The group “Estrella de Luz” (Star of Light) consists of three hardworking and enterprising individuals. One of them is Marlene, who has been selling new and used clothing, trinkets, yogurt, and food for approximately eight years. She will invest her loan in each one of her businesses, but prima... More from Estrella De Luz 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
  • 95
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,753,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
A portion of Estrella De Luz Group's $1,075 loan helped a member to buy basic grains, meat and perishables.
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2012
Jul 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 8, 2012