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In this Group: Catarina , Urbano , Pilar, Gregorio
Catarina is married, 33 years old and didn't have the opportunity to go to school. She has six children, two who are in school. She makes a living in agriculture, raising livestock with the help of her husband, who is a merchant. She decided to unite with three fellow livestock raisers to form a group to request a loan, which they plan to use to purchase cattle to later sell for a gain on their investment. Catarina has 10 years' experience raising livestock. She hopes to increase the profits for herself and her fellow group members so they can improve their living conditions.
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Doña Catarina P. M., es casada, tiene 33 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de ir a la escuela, tiene 6 hijos 2 de los cuales estudian, se dedica a la agropecuaria, crianza de animales, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien es comerciante, ella decidio reunir a otra tres compañeros para formar un grupo, con el fin de solicitar un prestamo, el prestamos lo utilizaran para compra de ganado para posteriormente venderlos y devengar su ganacia de la inversion, tiene ya 10 años de experiencia de trabajar en la crianza de animales. Espera mejorar sus ingresos de ganancias y las los miembros de este grupo, ya que esto les traera mejores condicones 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.

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.

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