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Melba Argentina, 66, is a hard working, dedicated entrepreneur who started out selling prepared food and then used the profits to set up a small grocery store. Her businesses, according to her comments, have been growing gradually thanks to the loans and to her efforts; now she has better inventory and she sells more.

She has two adult children who help her in the store in their free time. Melba will use the loan to buy merchandise. Her goal is to be independent and self sufficient in her business to not have to borrow any more.
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La señora Melba Argentina de 66 años es una mujer trabajadora, esforzada y emprendedora quien inicio con la venta de comida y con las ganancias puso una modesta pulpería. Sus negocios según comento gracias a los préstamos y su labor han ido creciendo poco a poco ahora tiene un mejor inventario y vende más.

Ella tiene dos hijos ya mayores de edad quienes en sus tiempos libres le ayudan en el negocio. Melba con el crédito comprará mercadería y tiene la meta de ser independiente y auto sostenible con su negocio y no prestar.

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About ADIM

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.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Melba to buy basic grains, meat, fruit, vegetables, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011