Catarina, 52 years old, is married. She did not have the opportunity to study. She and her husband do not have children. She makes and sells wooden furniture. She set up this business with her husband, and now has 8 years of experience. She has the support of her husband and they both carry out the same work.
She set up a group to apply for a loan which she will use to buy wood, as they want to produce more furniture and increase their earnings. In the future she hopes to have more workers and so differentiate their product. The other members make and sell wooden furniture.
La señora Catarina esta casada, tiene 52 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, no tienen hijos, se dedica a la producción y venta de muebles de madera, inicio este trabajo junto con su esposo y hasta el momento lleva 8 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo y realizan el mismo trabajo.
Organiza un grupo para solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de madera, ya que quieren producir mas y mejorar sus ingresos, espera en el futuro tener mas y trabajadores y de esa forma diferenciarlos con su producto. Las demás integrantes se dedica al la producción y venta de muebles de madera.
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.