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Maria Adilia
María is a woman who is devoted to her work through which she supports her children, most of whom are now married. María works as a dressmaker, a trade that she learned in her youth and which has helped her to support her family. Her husband works as a builder and both of them work together so that in order to cover their expenses. María does sewing for other people and she makes clothes to sell. She mostly makes girls' clothes as they sell the best.

Through loans, María has managed to increase her production as she used to have little capital with which to work. Now she is buying more styles, colors and a wider variety of fabric. This is useful for her and enables her to increase her level of sales.

María will use this new loan to buy satin, silk, polyester, lace and different colored threads to make her clothes.
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María es una mujer dedicada al trabajo, para apoyar a sus hijos, hoy en día ya casados la mayoría.
El trabajo que hace es de costura oficio que aprendió en su juventud, que ha sido hoy en día para apoyar a su familia. Su esposo labora como albañil y ambos se apoyan para lograr cubrir los gastos.
Ella no solo, hace costura ajena, si no que hace ropa para vender y ayudarse más, elabora mas ropa para niñas que es la que se mueve más en sus ventas.
Atreves del financiamiento ha logrado aumentar la producción en la costura ya que trabajaba con poco capital, ahora esta comprando más estilos, colores, y variedad de tela. Lo que para ella es de gran beneficio poder elevar su nivel de ventas.
Con este nuevo préstamo comprara: tela de satinada, tela de seda, dacron,encajes,hilos de diferente colores para hacer su costura.

Additional Information


This loan is administered by AFODENIC, La Asociación para el Fomento al Desarrollo Nicaragua, a Kiva Field Partner based in Managua, Nicaragua. Founded in 1999, AFODENIC was created to promote the socio-economic and cultural development of sectors that are excluded from commercial banking. Integrating economic and human resources, AFODENIC offers affordable and adaptable financial services aimed at strengthening the family unit of their clients, who include students, producers, and micro- and small entrepreneurs from rural and urban areas. AFODENIC is a socially responsible institution engaged in society and making a positive impact on its professional partners and communities.

Supporting a borrower through AFODENIC contributes to the pursuit of innovation in mitigating poverty in Nicaragua. Visit AFODENIC’s partner page for more information.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Maria Adilia to buy satin, polyester, silk, lace and different colored threads for making her clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2010
Jan 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011