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Micaela
Mrs. Micaela is a single mother of four children; three of them attend school. She could not study herself.

Micaela sells firewood. She started this business because she needed to have an income to pay for her expenses and support her family. She has twenty-three years of experience.

She is requesting a loan to buy big lumbers in order to extract the wood she sells. She hopes to be able to continue working and in the future, she wants to have a warehouse to store different types of wood and to sell dimensional lumbers, tongue and groove lumbers and frames, among other things.
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La señora Micaela es madre soltera, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 4 hijos de los cuales 3 están estudiando, se dedica al comercio a la venta de leña, inicio este negocio `por necesidad de obtener un ingreso para sustentarse y apoyar a su familia, hasta el momento lleva 23 años de experiencia.

Solicita un préstamo que le servirá para la compra de arboles grandes para extraer madera, la cual ella lo utiliza para sacar la leña que vende, espera seguir trabajando y mejorando, ya que en el futuro, espera tener una bodega de madera, de diferente usos y vender tablas, reglas, machimbre ,etc.

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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
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