Melanita started working in a sewing workshop as her mother had taught her how to sew. Later, with the money that her husband gave her, she bought raw materials and started to make her own merchandise, which she did using a rented machine. She is very grateful to ADIM as 3 years ago they financed the purchase of a sewing machine and she now uses it to make typical clothing which she sells in the Masaya county market. She lives with her husband and 2 children; her kids go to school and her husband does agricultural tasks. She dreams of having a big workshop with 3 sewing machines and one of her own, as her products are very much in demand.
Doña Melanita comenzó como operaria de un taller de costura ya que su mama le había enseñado a bordar, luego con un dinero que le proporcionó su esposo compró materia prima y empezó a elaborar su propia mercadería, lo cual hacia en una maquina alquilada, se siente agradecida de adim, ya que hace 3 años se le financió para la compra de una máquina de coser, que es la que utiliza para la elaboración de trajes típicos, los que vende en el mercado municipal de Masaya. Vive con su esposo y 2 hijos; sus hijos asisten a clases y su esposo atiende los quehaceres de la agricultura, ella sueña con tener un taller grande con 3 maquinas de coser y tener su personal, ya que su producto tiene mucha demanda.
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.