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

Update on La Roca Group

This group is made up of three successful entrepreneurial women, one of whom is Gloria who is 37 years old, married and mother of four children aged 19, 17, 6 and 18 months. She has been making and selling tortillas and nacatamales for five years. She previously worked as a domestic employee. She has been a client of this institution for two consecutive years. Her oldest daughter helps her to make tortillas and nacatamles which she sells at her home. She is well known in her community for having quality products.

The loan will be invested in the purchase of corn, salt and firewood to make tortillas, the purchase of equipment including a table and a pot, and the purchase of raw material for nacatamales including pork, corn, perishable items, achiote, banana leaves, rope, sour oranges, mint, potatoes, rice, salt, etc. Her partners are Elba who is 27 years old and sells used clothing and Verónica who is 28 years old and sells corn on the cob.
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Este grupo está formado por tres socias emprendedoras de éxito una de ellas es Gloria tiene 37 años de edad, casada, con cuatro hijos de 19, 17,6 y 18 meses de edad, tiene 5 años de hacer y vender tortillas y nacatamales, anteriormente trabajaba como doméstica, de ser cliente de la institución dos años consecutivos, su hija mayor y ella le ayuda hacer tortilla y hacer nacatamales, estos los comercializa en su domicilio y es bien conocida en su comunidad como buen producto de calidad, el crédito lo invertirá en la compra de materia prima como maíz, cal, leñas, adquisición de equipos de trabajo como mesa, perol, materia prima para hacer nacatamal carne de cerdo, maíz, perecederos, achiote, hojas de chagüites, mecate, naranja agria, hierba buena, papa, arroz, sal etc. Elba tiene 27 años su negocio es la venta de ropa usada y Verónica tiene 28 años su negocio es la venta de elotes.

Previous Loan Details

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 an... 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 is a Group Loan

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 110
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,832,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Roca Group's $750 loan helped a member to buy raw materials to make tortillas and nacatamales including corn, pork, banana leaves, perishable items, achiote, sour oranges, mint, potatoes, rice, salt, firewood and rope, and for equipment including a table and a pot.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013