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Mujeres Alegres Group
In this Group: Ana , Juliana Estela , Herlinda Isabel , Maria Eliza , Juana , Josefa , Rosario , Micaela Alejandrina , Carmen Paulina , Francisca Mariquita , Alicia , Isabel , Micaela Celidon , Vicenta Juana , Magdalena , Santos
Ana H. P. is a 45-year-old married woman who never had the opportunity to go to school. She has three children, two of whom are in school. She has been working as a housekeeper and raising animals for 12 years now. Ana began working of her own initiative because she wanted to improve her situation. She has the support of her husband, who makes fabric for a living.

Ana decided to organize a group in order to request a loan from ASDIR. This loan will allow the group to buy pigs and chickens which they will raise and then sell for a higher price once they are fully grown. The members of this group have different kinds of jobs including: selling sportswear, selling traditional clothing, working in a store which sells basic goods, making pants, sweatshirts and shoes, and raising pets. They would like to grow their business and earn more money.
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Doña Ana H. P., es casada, tiene 45 años D. edad, no tuvo la oportunidad D. asistir a una escuela, tiene 3 hijos 2 D. los cuales estan estudiando, se dedica a oficios domestico y a la crianza D. animales, lleva 12 años D. experiencia con este oficio, inició este oficio por iniciativa propia y deseos D. superación; cuenta con el apoyo D. su esposo quien se dedica a la confección D. tejidos.

DeciD. organizar un grupo con el objeto D. solicitar un préstamo a ASDIR, que servirá como capital para comprar cerdos y gallinas para crianza, para que cuando han crecido los revenda a mayor costo. Las integrantes D. este grupo se dedican a diversas activdades como: Venta D. ropa deportiva, venta D. ropa típica, atender tienda D. consumo diario, confección D. pants, sudaderos y playeras, y la crianza D. animales doméstiC.. Esperan ver su negocio granD. y con mejores ganancias.

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
  • 130
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,298,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.6
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Alegres Group's $3,850 loan helped a member to purchase pigs and chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012