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Racana Group
In this Group: Guadalupe, Carmen, Agustina , Maria Angelina, Francisca , Dominga Acabal
Mrs. Agustina García González is single and illiterate. She sells firewood. She’s had this business for 10 years. With the enthusiasm and help of several neighbors they organized a group to solicit funds. The group is called “Rácana.” It has six members who are involved in a variety of activities among which we can mention the following: raising animals, growing tomatoes, fruit, vegetable and firewood sales.

She will use the loan to buy merchandise and increase her capital as well as volume of sales. One of the difficulties with being the business owner is the lack of capital but, with help from her children, she’s managed to get ahead and she hopes the business will be still larger and more productive with the help from the loan requested from ASDIR.
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Doña Agustina García González, es una señora soltera, es analfabeta, ella se dedica a la venta D. leña, tiene 10 años ya con este negocio. Contando con entusiasmo y la ayuda D. algunas vecinas organizan un grupo, para poder solicitar un préstamo. El Grupo Solidario se denomina Rácana , El grupo cuenta con seis integrantes: quienes se dedican a diversas actividades entre ellos podemos mencionar: la crianza D. animales, Cultivo D. tomates, venta D. frutas, verduras, y venta D. leña. El préstamo ella lo utilizará para compra D. mercadería y así ampliar su capital y así también incrementar el volumen D. ventas. Una D. las dificultades D. ser la dueña del negocio ha sido la falta del capital, pero ha salido adelante con la ayuda D. sus hijos y espera que su negocio sea más granD. y productivo. Con la ayuda del crédito que solicita en ASDIR.

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
  • 112
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,324,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Racana Group's $1,000 loan helped a member to buy merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2010
Jan 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011