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Mujeres De Maiz Group
In this Group: Josefina , Dominga , Francisca , Marcelina , Marcelina , Lidia Esperanza, Juana , Rosa , Maria , Angelina Florinda , Francisca Alicia *, Ana Josefina *
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Josefina is 36 years old. She is married and has 5 children, 3 of whom are studying. She was not given the opportunity to study. Josefina has a store which she set up with a little capital; she has now been in business for 8 years. Her husband, who is a tailor, supports her in this endeavor. She has set up a group in order to request a loan that will be used to purchase goods for the store - such as sparkling water, juices, candy, dairy products, cereals, charcuterie, etc. She hopes to always have a business to offer clients from her community the products they need. The other members of the group are tailors and make a variety of garments.
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La señora Josefina esta casada, tiene 36 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiente 5 hijos de los cuales estudian 3, se dedica al comercio a la atención a una tienda quie tiene, que inicio con un poco de capital y que hasta ahora lleva 8 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a la sastrería.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que ser utilizado para la compra de producto para tienda, entre ellos aguas gaseosa, jugos, golosinas, lácteos, cereales, embutidos, etc. Espera tener un negocio siempre con clientes y con productos necesarios para su comunidad. Las demás integrantes se dedican a la sastrería, la confección de diferentes tipos de prendas.

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
  • 73
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,872,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres De Maiz Group's $4,825 loan helped a member to purchase goods for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013