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Pocohilense Group
In this Group: Tomasa Martin , Josefa Martin , Manuela Martin , Juana , Petronila , Tomasa Macario , Marta , Maria , Dominga Salvador , Juana , Alicia
Tomasa Martin, 28, is single. She didn't have the opportunity to go to school. She makes a living weaving huipiles [traditional blouses] and belts for women. She started this business with the support of her mother and currently has three years of experience.

She's organizing a group and decided to request a loan to expand her working capital by buying thread to be able to weave huipiles and belts. In the future she wants to get more capital to be able to offer a variety of styles to sell

The other members of the group make a living in handicrafts.

Only nine members appear in the photograph. The missing two weren't able to attend the meeting.
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La señora Tomasa Martin de estado civil soltera, tiene 28 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, se dedica a tejer guipiles y fajas para damas, inició este negocio con el apoyo de su madre y hasta el momento lleva 3 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo y decide solicitar un préstamo para ampliar su capital de trabajo, comprando hilos para poder tejer guipiles y fajas, en el futuro desea obtener un capital grande para poder ofrecer variedad de estilos en sus ventas; las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a artesania. en la fotografia solamente aparecen 9 integrantes, hacen falta 2 que no pudieron asistir a la reunion.

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

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 107
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,803,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Pocohilense Group's $3,800 loan helped a member to buy thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2013
May 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014