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Buenas Esperanza Group
In this Group: Josefina , Maria Ana , Santos Martina , Florencia , Juliana , Ana Elisa , Marta Bonifacia , Timotea, Maria Ramona, Santa Josefina, Marina, Eva Floridalma, Santa, Santos Isabel, Sara Beatriz

Update on Buenas Esperanza Group

Santos Martina is 48 years old and married. She didn't have the opportunity to go to school. She has six children, three of whom are in school. She works making blouses and skirts. She started this business with very little capital and the support of her son. She now has 8 years of experience. She has her husband's support. He works selling construction materials for houses.

Santos Martina organized a group to request a loan. She will use it to purchase lycra material of various colors because in the future she hopes to employ workers. The rest of the members of the group work selling blouses and skirts, aprons and napkins and raising animals.
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La señora Santos Martina es casada, tiene 48 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 6 hijos 3 de los cuales están estudiando, se dedica a la confección de blusas y faldas, inició este negocio con poco capital y el apoyo de su hijo, hasta el momentos lleva 8 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica al comercio de materiales de construcción de viviendas.

Organiza un grupo para solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizar´`a para la compra de telas licra de varios colores, ya que espera en el futuro contar con operarios. Las demás integrantes se dedica a la confección de blusas y faldas, venta de delantales, venta de servilletas y a la crianza de animales.

Previous Loan Details

Doña Josefina, age 32, is a married woman who did not have the opportunity to study. She has four children who are in elementary school. Josefina devotes herself to her housework and to making skirts, which is her source of financial income. She has 10 years of experience performing this type ... More from Buenas Esperanza Group's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 76
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,883,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Buenas Esperanza Group's $4,700 loan helped a member to purchase lycra material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013