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Tansito's Group
In this Group: Tansito , Juana Estela , Maria Floridalma , Hermalinda , Catarina
This small group of women is struggling for the common good of themselves and their families. They have been working to succeed in the business of buying and selling traditional Guatemalan clothing. Their parents taught them to do this kind of work, which they have been carrying out for 9 years. They sell this product of traditional clothing in various locations in Guatemala, going from place to place to earn their daily bread. They tell us that they are stocking more merchandise to sell in order to compete in the market, but they lack working capital and for this reason they came to the Asociaciòn ASDIR to support them with capital so that they can prosper this year and give the best for their families.
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Este pequeño grupo de Mujeres luchadoras para el bien comun de ellas y para su familia an estado trabajando para la superaciòn en la compra y venta de ropa tipica ya que sus ansestro les enseñaron a realizar este tipo de trabajao y lo cual ellas se handedicado durante 9 años atras y estan comercializando en varias lugares de Guatemala con este producto de ropa tipica y van en lugar en lugar para ganar el pan de cada dia y ellas relatan que estan llevando màs mercaderia surtida para combatir la competencia pero les hace falta capital de trabajo y por lo cual acuden a la Asociaciòn de ASDIR para apollarlas en sus capitales y asi prosperar este año y darles lo mejor a sus familias.-

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,803,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.2
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tansito's Group's $1,175 loan helped a member working capital to buy traditional Guatemalan clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011