Adelante was founded by Tony Stone, who was raised in Honduras and then attended university in the United States. After graduating from Stanford University and working for a decade as an aerospace engineer, he returned to his homeland to found Adelante in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. He developed Adelante’s loan methodology after receiving advice and support from other micro credit organizations and workers in Honduras. The methodology has continued to evolve with input from the borrowers and Adelante field staff, as well as help from the Grameen Foundation USA and other micro credit professionals. Adelante is proud to be selected a Grameen Replicator for our program efficiency and financial transparency. Adelante began operations in 1999. In September 2000, Adelante disbursed its first loans.

The Adelante Foundation can be contacted via email at ellen@adelantefoundation.org


Kiva HelpRepayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jul 24, 2006 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $1,500 $535,272,925
Amount of Raised Inactive Loans $0 $231,500
Number Of Raised Inactive Loans 0 230
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $115,952,475
Number Of Paying Back Loans 0 121,581
Amount of Ended Loans $1,500 $419,088,950
Number Of Ended Loans 3 538,794
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 3.69%
Amount In Arrears $0 $2,866,312
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $77,652,360
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 16,008
Default Rate 0.00% 1.04%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $4,349,827
Amount of Ended Loans $1,500 $419,088,950
Number Of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 14,108
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.05%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $293,076
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.82%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $4,415,650
Number Of Refunded Loans 0 4,862

Kiva HelpLoan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans To Women Entrepreneurs 100.00% 74.09%
Average Loan Size $500 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $500 $655
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,810
Average Number Of Entrepreneurs Per Group 0 8
Average GDP Per Capita (PPP) in Local Country $4,200 $3,464
Average Loan Size / GDP Per Capita (PPP) 11.90% 12.04%
Average Time To Fund A Loan 1.82 days 5.27 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $274.95 $79.18
  Average Loan Term 6 months 10.04 months

Kiva HelpJournaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 0 268,315
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 42.16%
  Average Number Of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.09
  Average Number Of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 2.07

Kiva HelpBorrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI Peers in Country All Kiva Partners
  Portfolio Yield N/A N/A 34.93%
  Profitability (Return on Assets) N/A N/A -1.11%
  Average Loan Size (% of Per Capita Income) N/A 40.10% 42.70%

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Field Partner Staff

Loida Escobar Bates
Will Bullard
Gabriela Gallegos
Katie Karr
Mike Wiesner