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Petronila
18-year old Sra. Petronila is single. She didn't have the chance to go to school. She is a weaver, having learned this skill with help from her older sister. Petronila now has five years of experience as a weaver. Her parents help support her.

She is seeking a loan to buy different types of thread and silk since she wishes to make silk cloth and offer new designs to her customers. She hopes to have her own working capital and to be able to increase it.
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La señora Petronila esta soltera, tiene 18 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, se dedica a la tejeduría, aprendió este trabajo con al apoyo de su hermana mayor, y hasta ahora lleva 5 años de experiencia, ya que desde niña ha estado trabajando, cuenta con el apoyo de sus padres.

Solicita un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de hilos de varias clases y también de seda, ya que quiere tener la producción de cortes de seda, y ofrecer nuevos diseños a sus cliente, espera contar con su propio capital y poder incrementado.

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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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