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Francisca is a very hardworking and tenacious 65-year-old woman, married with one dependent daughter. She has had a business running a general store and selling Nicaraguan tamales for three years. She has been a client of the institution for a year and a half.

She is asking for a loan to buy rice, sugar, oil, cheese, chicken, beef, Tang (powdered drink), Maggi soup, soda pop, cosmetics, candy, rump steak, and soap. In order to make the Nicaraguan tamales she needs to purchase pork, corn, potatoes, leaf, twine, bitter orange, firewood, sweet pepper, onion, tomato, garlic, achiote paste, ground beef, etc.
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Francisca es una mujer muy trabajadora y luchadora de 65 años de edad, casada, con un hijo que depende de ella, su negocio es una pulpería y venta de nacatamales desde hace 3 años. Tiene de ser cliente de la institución 1 1/2 año. El crédito lo solicita para la compra de arroz, azúcar, aceite, queso, pollo, carne de res, tang, sopa maggi, gaseosa, cosméticos, golosinas, marucha, jabón, para la elaboración de los nacatamales necesita compra de cerdo, maíz, papa, hoja, mecate, naranja agria, leña, chiltoma, cebolla, tomate, ajo, achote, molida, etc.

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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
  • 41
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,415,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Francisca to purchase supplies for her general store and ingredients to make Nicaraguan tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014