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Santos Margarito

Update on Santos Margarito

Santos Margarito is married. He’s 53-years-old and only completed third grade in elementary school. He has 8 children some of which have graduated and others are still in school. He works as a cobbler making women’s shoes. He started out as an employee in another firm and to date has 16 years’ experience and has been successful. He has his wife’s support who works in commerce selling the shoes her husband makes.

He’s requesting a loan to buy supplies like leather, faux leather, glue, decorations, etc. needed to increase production and to have better styles for his customers hoping to acquire more customers in future and to offer better designs that are in up-to-date styles in the region.
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El señor Santos Margarito está casado, tiene 53 años de edad, cursó solamente los 3 años de educación primaria, tiene 8 hijos de los cuales algunos están graduado y otros siguen estudiando, se dedica a la talabartería, la elaboración de calzado para damas, inicio este siendo operador para otro negocio y hasta el momento lleva 16 años de experiencia y ha tenidos éxito, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposa quienes dedica al comercio a la venta de calzados que elabora su esposo.

Esta solicitando un préstamo que lo utilizara para a la compra de materiales, pieles, cuerina, pegamento, adornos, etc, necesarios para aumentar su producción y tener mejores estilos para sus clientes, esperando el futuro tenga más clientes y ofrezca mejores diseños a la moda actual de su región.

Previous Loan Details

Santos Margarito is married and 52 years old. He has 3 years of primary education and has 8 children, all of whom are in school. He makes sandals for girls and women. He has done this work for 15 years and has his wife's support. She sells sandals. Asking for a loan will help him buy mater... More from Santos Margarito's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,872,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Santos Margarito to buy materials for working with leather.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Santos Margarito. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More