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Alegria Group
In this Group: Santa Petrona , Pascuala , Pascuala , Maria Angela , Juana , Sara , Hermelinda , Santos Juliana , Catarina Macario , Celestina *, Josefina
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Santa Petrona is married, she is 26 years old, and completed the four years of primary education. She has two young children who are not yet studying. Santa Petrona makes her living producing textiles and rearing animals. She started this business selling hen and pigs. She has 7 years of experience in this field and she has the support of her husband who makes his living producing textiles.

She organizes a group in order to seek a loan that she will use to buy animals for rearing, specifically to raise laying hens and pigs. In the future, she hopes to have a small farm of domestic animals. The rest of the members make their living producing textiles, agricultural production, handicrafts and animal rearing.
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La señora Santa Petrona esta casada, tiene 26 años de edad, cursó los 4 años de educación primaria, tiene 2 hijos pequeños los cuales aun no están estudiando, se dedica a la confección de tejidos y a la crianza de animales, inicio este negocio comprado algunas gallinas y cerdos, hasta el momento lleva 7 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a la confección de tejidos.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de animales para crianza, específicamente la crianza de gallinas ponedora y cerdos, espera en el futuro contar con una pequeña granja de animales domésticos, Las demás integrantes se dedican a la confección de tejidos, producción agrícola, artesanía y crianza de animales.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Guatemala

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,598,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Alegria Group's $3,475 loan helped a member to buy laying hens and pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 21, 2013
Listed
Feb 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014