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Mujeres Alegres Uno Group
In this Group: Isabel , Micaela Celidon , Vicenta Juana , Santos , Maria , Josefa Matul , Bartola Romelia , Magdalena , Bernarda *, Elizabeth Isabel , Veronica Maria
* not pictured
Isabel is married, 40 years old, studied 3 years of primary school, and has 7 children of whom 3 are studying. She is a tailor and started this work being a worker with a neighbor. Up to this time she has 18 years of experience. She counts on the support of her husband who is in the same work of dressmaking.

She is organizing a group in order to be able to increase her working capital and production of shirts in different sizes, since she is going to buy fabric of different colors. They hope in the future to have workers and have an assembly plant. The other members are also tailors.
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La señora Isabel esta casada, tiene 40 años de edad, cursó los 3 años de educacion primaria, tiene 7 hijos de los cuales 3 están estudiando, se dedica a la sastrería, inicio este trabajo siendo operaria con una vecina, hasta el momento lleva 18 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica al mismo trabajo de confección.

Organiza un grupo para poder aumentar su capital de trabajo y producción de camisas en sus diferentes tamaños, ya que va comprar telas de diferente colores, esperan en el futuro tener trabajadores y tener una maquiladora. Los demás integrantes se dedican a la sastrería.

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
  • $9,898,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Alegres Uno Group's $3,350 loan helped a member to buy fabric for shirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013