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Rosa Cristina

Update on Rosa Cristina

Rosa Cristina is 31 years of age and is married. She studied six years of elementary school and has two children, one of whom is a student. She works in the weaving and embroidery of traditional cloth and blouses, a business which she started off by taking on small jobs. This generated income for her, and she now has 10 years of experience. She has the support of her husband, who is also a weaver.

Rosa Cristina has requested a loan which she will use to buy fabrics, lining and thread to improve her embroidery production. She wants to have a stable business and these products sell well, and she hopes that in the future she will be able to have a group of women working with her in her business.
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La señora Rosa Cristina esta casada tiene 31 años de edad, cursó los 6 años de educación primaria, tiene 2 hijos de los cuales 1 esta estudiando, se dedica al tejido de cortes y al bordado de blusas típicas, negocio que inicio con pequeños trabajos, lo cual le ha generado ganancias, ya hasta el momento lleva 10 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a la tejeduría.

Solicita un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de telas, forros e hilos para mejorar su produccion de bordados, ya que quiere tener un negocio estable y son venta activa, esperando el el futuro contar con un grupo de señora trabajando en su negocio.

Previous Loan Details

Sra. Rosa Cristina is married, 29 years of age, and completed her elementary school education. She has two children, 1 of which is in school. Rosa Cristina is a weaver and a seamstress of traditional blouses. She started working as an employee but now has five years of experience. Rosa Cris... More from Rosa Cristina'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
  • 126
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Rosa Cristina to buy embroidery supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rosa Cristina. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More