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Olga Marina

Update on Olga Marina

Sonia Patricia is single, 37-years-old, and has 4 children whom are all in school. She completed 2 years of middle school and works as a seamstress. She also makes aprons and gabachas (traditional work shirts), among other things.

She started this business through her own initiative and by this point has 7 years of experience. She has the support of her family.

She is asking for a loan that will allow her to buy fabric and needles, since she wants to increase her production, improve her profits, and continue helping her family in the family expenses. She hopes in the future to have a sewing machine and in this way continue to progress and obtain employees.
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La señora Olga Marina esta soltera, tiene 37 años de edad, tiene 4 hijos los cuales estudian, cursó los 2 años de educacion media, se dedica a la elaboración de costuras, delantales, gabachas, etc; inicio este trabajo por iniciativa propia, hasta ahora lleva 7 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su familia.

Solicita un préstamo que le servirá para la compra de telas e hilos, ya que quiere incrementar su produccion, mejorar sus ingresos y seguir apoyando a su familia en los gastos de la familia. Espera en el futuro tener una maquila y de esa forma seguirá prosperando, y tener empleados.

Previous Loan Details

Olga Marina’s married. She’s 36 years old and finished second year of secondary school. She has four children attending school. She works weaving fabric, aprons, ‘gabachas’ [wrap-around style aprons]. She started on her own initiative and to date has 6 years’ experience. She’s asking for... More from Olga Marina'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
  • 128
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,878,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Olga Marina comprar telas e hilos.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 25, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Olga Marina. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More