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Maria Petrona
Ms. Maria Petrona is a married 48-year-old woman who never had the opportunity to get an education. She has 3 children who are not currently in school. She makes gabachas (traditional Guatemalan aprons) and aprons for a living. She also works as a cook in another business and has 4 years of kitchen experience. She gets support from her husband, who works as a baker.

She is requesting a loan that she will use to purchase medication to improve her health because she wants to continue supporting her family so that they can get ahead.

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La señora Maria Petrona es casada, tiene 48 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 3 hijos de los cuales ninguno esta estudiando, se dedica a la confección de tejidos: gabachas y delantales, y a prestar sus servicios de cocinera en otro negocio, tiene 4 años de experiencia, brindando sus servicios de cocina, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a la panadería.

Solicita un préstamo que lo utilizará para la compra de medicamentos para mejorar su salud, ya que quiere seguir apoyando a su familia a salir hacia adelante.

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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
  • 117
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,302,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD