Aura is 65 years old, married, and has four children. For the past 30 years she has worked in the hostel business. She started out working as an assistant for her mother-in-law and now manages a hostel with her husband.
Aura is requesting a loan to remodel the water system in the hostel she manages. She hopes to one day run a large hotel with many guests. This is Aura´s second loan with ASDIR. The previous loan was paid back in full with no problems.
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.