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Torre Group
In this Group: María Elena, Cándido José, Martha Ercilia

Update on Torre Group

This group has three members. One of them is Martha who is 48 years old, married, and runs a small restaurant in her neighborhood since 10 years back. She has been a client of this communal bank for four years. She is requesting this loan in order to buy firewood, coal, plantains, cabbage, cheese, tortillas, oil, rice, and more.

Maria is a 55-year-old woman who makes and sells sweets, and Cándido is a 56-year-old man who sells candy.
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El grupo está formado por tres socios uno de ellos Martha mujer de 48 años de edad, casada, su negocio es la venta de fritanga en su comunidad desde hace 10 años, tiene de ser cliente de la institución 4 años. El crédito lo solicita para comprar leña, carbón, plátano, repollo, queso, tortillas, aceite, arroz, etc. María mujer de 55 años de edad y su negocio es la elaboración y venta de dulcería y Cándido hombre de 56 años y su negocio es la venta de golosinas.

Previous Loan Details

The Las Torres (The Towers) group is made up of three hard-working and enterprising people. One of them is Martha Ercilia, age 46. She has a “fritanga”, a popular fried food restaurant. She also sells ice and firewood. She started this business by selling soup on Mondays, Saturdays, and Sun... More from Torre 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
  • 66
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,101,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
A portion of Torre Group's $2,375 loan helped a member to buy firewood, coal, plantains, cabbage, cheese, tortillas, oil, rice, etc.
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2013