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Juan Celestino
Juan is married, 49 years old, and completed his primary school studies. He has 2 children, both of whom are in school. Juan is a merchant and sells leather jackets. For 9 years he has been in this business, having begun by selling sweaters. He is aided by his wife who is a seamstress and weaves fabrics.

Juan has decided to solicit a loan through ASDIR so that he can buy leather jackets to resell. He wants to have a bigger business and in the future, to have his own stores.
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Don Juan Celestino T. C., es casado, tiene 49 años de edad, cursó sus estudios primarios, tiene 2 hijos los cuales estan estudiando, se dedica al comercio, a la venta de chumpas de cuero, lleva 9 años de experincia en este trabajo, inició vendiendo suéteres; cuenta con el apoyo de su esposa quien se dedica a la costura o confección de tejidos. Decide solicitar a ASDIR un préstamo que servirá para ampliar su capital de trabajo, ya que va a comprar chumpas de cuero para la reventa. Quiere tener un negocio mas grande y en el futuro contar con locales propios.

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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 $925 helped Juan Celestino to buy leather jackets for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011