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Damasia A. C. is 36 years old and married. She did not have the opportunity to go to school. She has 5 children, 4 of whom attend school.

Damasia is in the handicraft business. She makes aprons and has 8 years experience. She started in the business on her own initiative and with a desire to improve herself. She has the support of her husband who is a salesman.

Damasia would like to increase her working capital so that she can produce more aprons. For this reaS., she gathered together 10 friends to form a group that could request a loan from ASDIR. Each of the group's members carries out their own business activities such as raising animals, embroidering blouses, making aprons, selling essential food products, selling iced treats and selling traditional clothes. They would all like to invest their loan money in increasing the working capital of their businesses. They would like to see their businesses grow and own their own business premises.
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Doña Damasia A. C., es casada D. 36 años D. edad, no tuvo la oportunidad D. estudiar, tiene 5 hijos D. los cuales 4 estan estudiando, se dedica a la artesanía, confeccion D. delantales, lleva 8 años D. experiencia, inicio su negocio por iniciativa propia y deseos D. superacion, y cuenta con el apoyo D. sus esposo que se dedica al comercio, quiere ampliar su capital D. trabajo con el fin D. tener mas produccion D. delantales, por lo que reune a 10 compañeras con el fin D. organizar un grupo para solicitar un prestamo a ASDIR, cada una D. las integrantes se dedica a diversas actividades productivas como: Crianza D. animales, Bordado D. Blusas, Confección D. delantales, Venta D. Consumo Diario, Helados, Ropas Típicas, quieren invertir el prestamo para ampiar su capital en la actividad al que se dedica cada una, esperan ver su negocio y tener un local comercial propio.

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
  • 124
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,287,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $2,125 loan helped a member working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011