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Maria Susana
Miss María B. is 62 years old and is single. She works in the weaving business, making typical belts for women. She lives with her sisters and they all work in the same business, in a small shop with three looms. She has worked for 18 years in weaving. She lives in the Chirijcaja area of Cantón Poxlajuj in the department of Totonicapán, Guatamala. Currently her clientele’s demand has increased, but her economic conditions aren’t enough for her to increase her capital. It’s for this reason that she came to the ASDIR association to ask for a loan with the intention of buying raw material to increase her sales. She is also hoping to help her family so that they will have better living conditions.
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Doña María B. tiene 62 años de edad, es Soltera de oficios Tejedora, “Elaboración de Fajas Típica Para Mujeres”, habita junto a sus Hermanas, ella y sus hermanas se dedican al mismo oficio cuentan con el pequeño Taller de 3 Telares, lleva 18 años de Tejer su residencia que se encuentra en el Paraje Chirijcaja del Cantón Poxlajuj, 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

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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

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,798,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.3
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maria Susana handicrafts (purchase of raw material).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010