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Santa Rosa
Señora Santa Rosa is married and 58 years old. She had no opportunity to study at school, and she has 6 children who do not go to school. She works doing embroidery on different garments and has been doing this work since she was young; so far she has 25 years of experience in this work. She counts on the support of her husband who works weaving traditional fabrics.

She decided to request a loan to be able to buy materials for embroidery, and thus to be able to improve their income. She is going to buy fabrics and yarns of different types and colors. She hopes to continue this work for the rest of her life.
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La señora Santa Rosa es casada, tiene 58 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 6 hijos los cuales no estudian, ella se dedica a la elaboración de costeras a diferentes prendas ya que inicio este trabajo desde que era joven, y hasta el momento lleva 25 años de experiencia en este trabajo, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica la tejeduría de telas típicas.

Decide solicitar un préstamo para poder comprar materiales para la elaboración de costuras, y así poder mejorar sus ingresos. Va a comprar telas, e hilos de diferentes tipos y colores. Espera seguir manteniendo este trabajo por toda su 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.

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