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Mujeres De Xecojom Group
In this Group: Wendy Lisseth, Marcelina, Mayra Lucrecia, Petrona, Marta Maria, Ines, Ofelia, Melecia, Santos*, Delfina, Maria
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Melecia is 46 years old and she is married. She did not have the opportunity to study, but she has 4 children who are studying. She makes a living making baskets. She started this business together with her husband and she now has 8 years of experience.

She organized a group of women in order to apply for a loan which will be used to buy materials consisting of ribbons of different colors and designs. She hopes to have a big, and most of all profitable, business in the future. The other group members make a living in retail, livestock breeding, and traditional craftwork.
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La señora Melecia esta casada, tiene 46 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 4 hijos los cuales están estudiando, se dedica a la fabricación de canastas, inicio este negocio juntamente con su esposo y hasta el momento lleva 8 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo de mujeres para poder solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de materiales, consistente en cintas de diferente diseños y colores, espera en el futuro tener un negocio grande y sobre todo rentable. Las demás integrantes de grupo se dedican al comercio, crianza de animales, 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
  • 75
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,917,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres De Xecojom Group's $3,525 loan helped a member to buy plastic to make baskets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013