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Puente De Tierra Group
In this Group: Esteban , Crisanto , Wiliam Benjamin , Alejandro , Juan , Aurelio , Arnoldo , Ramon
Alejandro is a 31-year-old married man. He has completed 6 years of primary education and he has 6 children, 3 of whom are currently in school. He makes his living as a farmer, growing beans, broccoli and cauliflower. He started this business with the help of his father. He has 10 years of experience, and he has the support of his wife.

He organizes a group to request a loan that will be used to purchase supplies such as seeds and fertilizers. In the future he hopes to diversify his crops to have better harvests.

The other team members make their living by growing vegetables.
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El señor Alejandro es casado, cuenta con 31 años de edad, curso los 6 años de educacion primaria, tiene 6 hijos y 3 de ellos estan estudiando, él se dedica a la agricultura, siembra frijol, brocoli y coliflor, inició este negocio por la ayuda de su señor padre y hasta la fecha lleva 10 años de experiencia, cuenta con el paoyo de su esposa.

Decide organizar un grupo para slicitar un préstamo que le servirá para la compra de insumos como semillas, fertilizantes, en el futuro desea diversificar sus cultivos para obtener mejores resultados; los demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a la siembra de hortalizas.

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
  • 57
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,798,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Puente De Tierra Group's $3,275 loan helped a member to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 13, 2013
Listed
Jun 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 30, 2014