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Ilse Berman
Ilse, 33, is an enterprising, micro businesswoman who has had an eatery for ten years located near the capital’s central cemetery. She’s married and has children who are 13, 4, 9 and 2 years of age. Her husband and one of her older children helps her with the business. She started out selling enchiladas in a cart on the sidewalk near the cemetery and then they gave her a small stand to protect herself from the sun and the rain. Now, she has a larger stand that she’s turned into an eatery with tables and chairs; it’s very well-known in the sector. She will use the loan because it’s a custom in the country for people to visit their dead on November 2 and she wants to buy natural flowers and to buy a freezer, soft-drinks and basic grains for her eatery.
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Ilse mujer de de 33 años de edad es una microempresaria emprendedora que desde hace 10 años tiene un comedor ubicado cerca al cementerio central de la capital, es casada con hijos de 13, 4, 9 y 2años de edad. Recibe el apoyo de su esposo y unos de sus hijos de mayor edad en su negocio. Inicio vendiendo enchiladas en un carretón en la acera del cementerio, luego le dieron una casetita pequeña para cubrirse del sol la lluvia y actualmente cuenta con una caseta más grande que se ha convertido en un comedor con sillas y mesas y es muy reconocido en el sector, el crédito lo invertirá como es de costumbre en nuestro país el 2 de noviembre es el día de los difuntos se visitan los cementerios quiere invertir en flores naturales y la compra de un freezer, gaseosas, y granos básicos para su comedor.

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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

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 169
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,230,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Ilse Berman to buy flowers, a 500-pound freezer, soft-drinks, basic grains, beef and chicken.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 29, 2012
Listed
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013