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Teresa O. T. is 45 years old, married and lives with her four children. She is an artisan who has been making a living making typical garments for the past five years. She resides in the village of Xapatan Aldea Chipuac, department of Totonicapán, Guatemala, but her living conditions are not sufficient, which is why she is turning to Kiva partner Asociación ASDIR. She is requesting a loan because her customers' demands for her products and her work has grown and she needs to purchase raw materials in order to meet their demands. This will generate more sources of work and improve her income and help her provide a better education for her children.
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La señora Teresa O. T. cuenta con 45 años de edad es casada, vive con sus 4 hijos, Actualmente se dedica a la Elaboración de Cortes Típicos lleva 5 años dedicándose a esta actividad, reside en el caserío Xapatan Aldea Chipuac municipio y departamento de Totonicapán, Guatemala, pero en las condiciones a las que vive no son suficientes por lo que solicito un préstamo y acudió a la Asociación ASDIR, a solicitar un préstamo ya que la demanda de sus clientes y la de su trabajo a crecido por lo que necesita comprar materia prima para poder cubrir la demanda y así generar más fuentes de trabajo mejorando sus ingresos y darle una mejor educación a sus hijos.

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About Asociación ASDIR

ASDIR (Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Rural - Association for the Development of Rural Communities) is a community-based organization that works to promote development in the villages and communities where it serves. It was founded in 1999 in the village of Nimasac, Totonicapán Department, by a handful of local men and women to support community projects and group loans. Today ASDIR has 5 offices across 3 departments (Totonicapán, Sololá and Suchitepéquez) serving more than 6,000 clients, most of them in rural communities.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD