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El Laural Group
In this Group: Marlene Del Socorro, Jilma Del Carmen , Yalila Damaris , Mauricio Alberto

Update on El Laural Group

El Laural Group is made up of four hardworking and enterprising people. One of them is Jilma, 46, who has a "fritanga," a restaurant that serves fried food. She started this business ten years ago with very little, and little by little it grew. Her goal is to install a dining room, that is, an eatery with all the necessities.

The other members are Mauricio, who has had an internet cafe and bookstore for six years; Marlene, who sells "nacatamales" [Nicaraguan tamales] and soup on Sundays; and Yalila, 25, who sells clothing and footwear.
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El grupo el Laural lo conforman cuatro personas trabajadoras y emprendedoras una de ellas es Jilma de 46 años quien tiene un fritanga, restaurante popular que consiste en comida frita. Este negocio lo inicio hace 10 años con poquito y poco a poco fue creciendo. Su meta es poner un comedor, es decir una comideria con todo lo necesario.
Los otros integrantes son Mauricio quien tiene un ciber y librería desde hace 6 años, Marlene quien vende nacatamales y sopa los domingos y Yalila de 25 años vende ropa y calzado.

Previous Loan Details

Laural's group is formed by four women workers, strong and enterprising. The coordinator of the group is Señora Marlene del Socorro who since 2000 started selling clothing. To start of with it was small, but subsquently M., thanks to the loans, has been able to invest and better her business. T... More from El Laural Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Laural Group's $2,400 loan helped a member to buy basic grains, meat, perishables, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012