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Santos Faustino
Santos Faustino is married. He is 24 years old and didn't have a chance to go to school. He works in weaving and started this business with his parents when he was younger. He has five years of experience so far and his wife, who works the same trade, helps him.

He is requesting a loan, which he will use to purchase different types of threads in different colors and also to buy "silk diamonds" which he uses to embellish the fabrics he weaves. He hopes to have several employees and a profitable business in the future.
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El señor Santos Faustino está casado, tiene 24 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, se dedica a la tejeduría inicio este negocio con sus padres cuando era pequeño, y hasta el momento lleva 5 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposa quien se dedica al mismo trabajo.

Solicita un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de hilos de diferentes clases y colores, y también la compra de diamante de seda que es un adorno que agrega en sus tejidos. Espera en el futuro tener varios empleados y un negocio rentable.

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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.

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  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 81
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,450,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD