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In this Group: Sandra Amalia, Gloria, Maria, Santos, Basilia, Dominga, Esperanza, Julia, Teresa, Francisca, Dominga Cecilia, Maria
Santos is married. She’s 46 years old and never had the opportunity to go to school. She has six children three of which are in school. She is a housewife but also a craftswoman. She makes plastic baskets. She started the business thanks to a bit of capital she had and, to date, has five years experience. She has support from her husband, who is a merchant.

She decided to organize a group to request a loan that she can use to buy plastic strips which is the raw material used to make the baskets because she’d like to see her business be larger and better in the future. The other group members are in commerce, farming and crafts.
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La señora Santos es casada, tiene 46 años D. edad, no tuvo la oportunidad D. asistir a la escuela, tiene 6 hijos 3 D. los cuales están estudiando, se dedica a los oficios domésticos y también a la artesanía a la elaboración D. canasta D. plástico, inició este negocio gracia a un poco D. capital que tenia y hasta el momento lleva 5 años D. experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo D. su esposo quien se dedica al comercio.

DeciD. organizar un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que le servirá para la compra D. cintas y venas D. plástico que es materia prima para la elaboración D. canastas ya que en el futuro desea ver su negocio mejor y más granD.. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican al comercio, a la producción agrícola y a la artesanía.

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
  • 111
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,324,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Primavera Group's $1,875 loan helped a member to buy plastic strips.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012