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Lydia Floridalma
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Lydia Floridalma A. C. resides in the municipality of Cantón Cojxac in the state of Totonicapán. She is the mother of five children. She married when she was 17 years old and back then worked making huipils (typical Mayan embroidered blouses) but left that to join her husband in his work that consists of making furniture (wardrobes, chairs, china cabinets and beds). As a help to him she sells the furniture in the local market of Totonicapán where the business is in great demand.

The loan that she is requesting from ASDIR will serve to increase business capital because, with the help of her children, they will be able to distribute in different parts of the city and in other towns.

Translated from Spanish by Hugh Yarbrough, Kiva Volunteer.

Doña Lydia Floridalma A. C. quien con residencia en el Cantón Cojxac, municipio y departamento de Totonicapán. Es madre de cinco hijos. Contrajo matrimonio cuando tenía 17 años, en ese entonces se dedicaba a la costura (elaboración de Güipiles Típicos) pero dejó su trabajo y se dedico al de su esposo el cual consiste en la fabricación de muebles (roperos, sillas, Chineros y camas) como una ayuda a su esposo ella los vende en el mercado local de Totonicapán, el cual tiene mucha demanda este negocio, el crédito que solicita en ASDIR le servirá para el aumento de capital en el negocio ya que con la ayuda de sus hijos podrán distribuirse en diferentes puntos de la ciudad y en otros pueblos circunvecinos.

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.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,287,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.4
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Lydia Floridalma increase business capital to improve distribution (furniture sales).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 18, 2010