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José Jeremías
José Y. is 21 and married. He is a weaver, and he makes women’s typical skirts. He has a shop with two looms. He lives with his wife. They both do the same work, and they have two employees that help them. They have been making typical skirts in their home for three years. They live in the Pajucbalicaj Caserío, in the Aldea Nimasac, in the Totonicapán department, Guatemala.

Currently, customer demand has grown. However, his economic condition is not sufficient to be able to increase his capital. That is why he has come to the ASDIR Association to ask for a loan. He will use the loan to buy raw material. That way he will be able to increase his sales. He is also hoping to help his family get ahead so that they have better living conditions.
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Don José Y. tiene 21 años de edad, es Casado de oficios Tejedor, “Elaboración de Cortes Típicos para Mujeres” cuenta con un taller de 2 Telares, habita junto a su Esposa, él y su Esposa se dedican al mismo oficio cuentan con dos empleados para la misma actividad, lleva 3 años de elaborar Cortes en su residencia que se encuentra en el Caserío Pajucbalicaj, de la Aldea Nimasac del departamento de Totonicapán, Guatemala, actualmente la demanda de su clientela a crecido, pero las condiciones económicas en que se encuentra no son suficientes para que el pueda aumentar su capital, por tal razón acudió a la Asociación ASDIR, a solicitar un préstamo, con la intención de comprar materia prima y de esa manera poder aumentar sus ventas, esperando también poder sacar adelante a su familia, y que tengan mejores condiciones de vida.

Additional Information

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
  • 85
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,647,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped José Jeremías handicrafts (buy raw materials).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 24, 2009
Listed
Jul 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2010