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La Cumbre Group
In this Group: Maria Calel , Maria De Los Angeles , Santos Pelico , Carmen Teresa , Aura Elvira
Maria 32 years old and married. She did not have the opportunity to study and has 5 children, 3 of whom are studying. She raises farm animals, having started this business raising egg-laying hens, and she now has 6 years of experience.

She puts together a group in order to request a loan that she will use to buy pigs, since she wants to have a farm of piglets and be able to raise them, so as to increase her income once the piglets have grown.

The other members of the group sell groceries, raise animals and sell snacks.
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La señora Maria es casada, tiene 32 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 5 hijos 3 de los cuales están estudiando, se dedica a la crianza de animales domésticos, inició este negocio criando gallinas ponedoras y hasta el momento lleva 6 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara apara la compra de cerdos, ya que quiere tener una granja de cerditos y poder criarlos, para mejorar sus ingresos cuando los cerditos hayan crecido. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a la venta de abarrotes, crianza de animales, y a la venta de refacciones.

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
  • 71
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,620,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Cumbre Group's $1,700 loan helped a member to buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Apr 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013