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Tejedoras De Rio San Juan Group
In this Group: Oralia, Laura, Maria Herlinda, Maria Juana, Consuelo Amalia, Gricelda, Marisela, Maria, Catalina Basilia, Alma Amada, Gloria Angelina, Micaela, Pascuala, Ana Maria, Esperanza
Oralia is married to her husband and is 32 years old. She never had the opportunity to study, and she has one child, who is also not in school. She works in her home as a housewife, and also has work making skirts and traditional blouses (guipiles). She began this work with the help of her mother when Oralia was only 12 years old. Now, she has 20 years of experience in this line of work, and she has the support of her husband, who works in agriculture.

The group has been organized to ask for a loan, which she will use to buy thread of different types and colors, and in the future she wants to have various sales points to make money from the production of skirts and blouses and make a good living. The other members of the group are craftspeople, small animal ranchers, and some are in agriculture.
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La señora Oralia esta unida a su esposo, tiene 32 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 1 hijo, el cual aun no esta estudiando, se dedica a lo oficios de la casa como también tiene el trabajo de tejedora de cortes y guipiles, inicio este negocios gracias al poyo de se señora madre cuando Oralia tenia 12 años de edad, hasta el momento lleva 20 años de experiencia de realizar este trabajo, cuanta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a la agricultura.

Organiza un grupo para solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de hilos de varias clases y colores, en el futuro quiere tener varios puntos de venta para comercializar su producción de cortes y guipiles, y tener buenas ganancias. Las demás integrantes d3el grupo se dedican a la artesanía, crianza de animales domésticos, y alguna a la agricultura.

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
  • 130
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,298,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tejedoras De Rio San Juan Group's $3,025 loan helped a member to buy thread for weaving skirts and traditional blouses (guipiles).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 26, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 2, 2015