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Carlos Fonseca Group
In this Group: Paula Lorenza, Marisol De Los Angeles, Isabel Del Carmen

Update on Carlos Fonseca Group

This group is made up of three successful microentrepreneurs. One of them is Paula, who is 53 years old and married. Her business has been selling new and used clothes as a street vendor for the last 16 years. She has been a client of the microfinance institution for 5 years. The loan will be used to buy new clothing, like Hollister t-shirts, Tricotextil t-shirts, Capri pants, blouses, stretch pants, pants for children, Zolo, Big Time, American Rooster pants, etc.

Marisol is 33 years old and her business is a small grocery store, and Isabel is a 37-year-old woman whose business is selling underwear and cosmetics.
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Este grupo lo conforman tres socias microempresarias exitosas una de ellas es Paula mujer de 53 años, casada, su negocio es la venta de ropa usada y nueva ambulante en desde hace 16 años. Tiene de ser cliente de la institución 5 años, el crédito lo está solicitando para la compra de ropa nueva como camisas hollister, camisetas trico textil, capri, blusas, pantalones alicrados, pantalones para niños, pantalones zolo, big time, american rooster, etc. Marisol tiene 33 años su negocio es una pulpería y Isabel mujer de 37 años su negocio es venta de ropa íntima y cosmeticos.

Previous Loan Details

This group is made up of three entrepreneurial women. One of them is Paula, who is 53 years old and married. She has been selling new and used clothing for 16 years. Before that she sold tortillas, corn, and atol (a thick corn-based drink). She has been a client of the microfinance institution fo... More from Carlos Fonseca 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
  • 58
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Carlos Fonseca Group's $2,425 loan helped a member to buy new clothing like Hollister t-shirts, Tricotextil t-shirts, capri pants, blouses, stretch pants, pants for children, Zolo, Big Time, American Rooster pants, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014