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Sinforosa T. O. is 28 years old, single, and has a third grade education. She is a merchant and has a store where she sells everyday consumer products. Sinforosa has been in this business for seven years. Her business started out as a grain mill that process hominy, but now it has been converted into a store.

She is requesting a loan to invest in more merchandise for her business such as juice boxes, cartons of eggs, pasta, sodas, candy, and other items. Sinforosa wants to see her business expand and become more profitable.

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Sinforosa T. O., es soltera, tiene 28 años de edad, curso el tercer años de estudio de primaria, se dedica al comercio, cuenta con un tienda donde vende artículo de consumo diario, lleva 7 años con este negocio, inicio en su local con un molino de mixtamal pero ahora cuenta con una tienda.

Decide solicitar un préstamo para invertir en su negocio para comprar mas mercadería: cajas de jugos, cajas de huevos, pastas, gaseosa, golosinas, etc. Quiere ver su negocio mas grande y mas rentable.

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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.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,928,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.6
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Sinforosa to purchase merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012