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Update on Armando

Armando is married and 51 years old. He finished his primary education, and has a son who is no longer in school. He works making handicrafts, specifically knitting and weaving. He started this work as an employee, and up until now he has 18 years of experience. He has the support of his wife, who does the housework.

He is requesting a loan that he will use to purchase thread, in order to increase his production of weavings in various designs. He hopes in the future to have a broad business with his own capital, with various employees working.
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el señor Armando esta casado, tiene 51 a{os de edad, cursó los grados de educación primaria, tiene un hijo el cual aun no estudia, se dedica a la artesanía, específicamente al tricotado de hilos y a la tejeduría, inicio este negocio siendo empleado, hasta el momento lleva 18 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposa quien se dedica alos oficios domésticos.

Solicita un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de hijos, para aumentar su producción de tricotados de hilos en varios diseños, espera en el futuro tener un negocio amplio y con capital propio, con varios empleados trabajando.

Previous Loan Details

Armando C. is a 50-year-old married man. He only has one year of high school education and has one son. Armando works making handicrafts, weaving traditional clothing. He has been in this line of work for 17 years now. His wife, a craftswoman herself, supports him in his work. Armando got into th... More from Armando'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

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

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
  • 111
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,896,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Armando to buy material to make clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Armando. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2011. Learn More