Artesanas Unidas Group
The ADIM loan has enabled them to improve their family's living standards since they invest their earnings in the business and in home improvements.María Elena L. M. is married. She and her husband have expanded their workshop, in which they have been carrying on the trade learned from their parents since they decided, as newly-weds, to go into business.
Training provided by ADIM has enabled her to understand that she is a micro-entrepreneur and taught her how to monitor things so as not to lose money on her business. She personally sets prices and controls product quality. She hopes to continue obtaining loans so as to continue making improvements; her dream is to improve her house and enable her children to study so that they can have a better standard of living.
About ADIMLocated 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.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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