María is an enterprising small business owner. She is 59 years old, married, with two children aged 17 and 9. Her business is selling beef, and she has worked at this for 43 years. She sells her meat in a stall in the market, where her daughter helps her serve her customers. She has been a client of the microfinance organisation for one year. She is seeking a loan in order to buy beef by the quintal (a 46 kg unit).
María es una mujer emprendedora microempresaria de 59 años de edad, casada, con dos hijos de 17 y 9 años, su negocio es la venta de carne de res desde hace 43 años, comercializa la carne en un puesto del mercado, su hija le ayuda a despachar a los clientes. Tiene 1 año de ser cliente de la institución el crédito lo requiere para comprar la carne de res por quintal.
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.