The San Antonio Aguas Calientes duo includes Irma Elisa, who is the leader of the group. She is 32 years old. She has two children, one who is seven years old and one who is 5 years old, who currently go to school in her town. She makes her living creating traditional San Antonio huipils [traditional woven tunics]; she has been distributing them in her community for 22 years. She makes two huipils per month with the help of an employee.
Irma Elisa's dream is to be able to sell more of her weavings in other departments [of Guatemala]. She is requesting her loan for the purchase of materials for creating her weavings like thread in a variety of colors and thread for the warp [the lengthwise threads held in tension over the loom]; that way, she will be able to help her family by making more huipils and satisfying her customers, as she has several orders for weavings.
DÚO SAN ANTONIO AGUAS CALIENTES esta conformado por dona Irma Elisa quien es la líder del grupo ella tiene 32 años de edad, tiene 2 hijos (uno de 7 y 5 años, actualmente estudian en la escuela de su localidad) ella se dedica a la elaboración de Güipiles típicos (güipiles de San Antonio) ya que desde hace 22 años ella los distribuye en su comunidad, elabora 2 Güipiles al mes con ayuda de una trabajadora su sueño es poder distribuir mas sus tejidos a otros de departamentos, ella solicita su crédito para la compra de materiales para elaborar sus tejidos (hilo en variedad de colores, hilo para urdir.) y así ayudar a su familia a poder ayudar a su familia, ya que podrá elaborar otro güipil y satisfacer la demanda de sus clientes porque posee varios pedido de tejidos.
FAPE, the Foundation for the Assistance of Small Businesses, is a nonprofit, socially-minded institution that provides loans to micro-entrepreneurs across Guatemala.
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.