A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase rice, beans, oil, plantains, and other products.

El Clavel Group's story

The group “El Clavel” (The Carnation) consists of Johana del Socorro, Mercedes de Lourdes, and Maricela Auxiliadora. These three hardworking and enterprising women are originally from Nindiri. This group has worked with ADIM for seven loan cycles and they have demonstrated that they are responsible people. As a result, their businesses have grown.

The group coordinator is Sra. Johana. She is 24 years old and started a business four years ago selling snack foods, sodas, and refreshments. At the moment, she prepares lunches. On the weekends, she manages a “fritanga” (a restaurant that sells fried foods) where she serves enchiladas. She will use her loan to buy rice, beans, oil, plantains, and other products. Her goal is to continue improving her business.

Sra. Mercedes, age 38, also has a “fritanga” since fried foods are popular. Maricela, age 29, has been selling refreshments, snack foods, and enchiladas for three years.

In this group: Yohana Del Socorro, Maricela, Mercedes Lourdes

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details