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Susana Petrona
Susana T. is 52 years old. She is married and has a workshop. She lives with her husband. They are the two employees of their business. For eight years, they have worked in this trade. Their residence is in Paraje Xelajcruz, Cantón Paqui, in the department of Totonicapán, Guatemala. The economic conditions that they find themselves in are not sufficient to expand their business. Therefore, they have come to the Asociación ASDIR and requested a loan. They hope this will increase their sales, hoping also to move forward with their family and have better conditions in life.
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La señora Susana T. tiene 52 años de edad, es Casada cuanta con un taller, habita junto a su Esposo, cuentan con dos empleados para la misma actividad, lleva 8 años de elaborar en los oficios ya mencionados su residencia se encuentra en el Paraje Xelajcruz, Cantón Paqui, del departamento de Totonicapán, Guatemala, por las condiciones económicas en que se encuentra no son suficientes para incrementar su negocio, por tal razón acudió a la Asociación ASDIR, a solicitar un préstamo, 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
  • 125
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,855,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.3
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Susana Petrona to purchase raw materials for artisan work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 29, 2011