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Ruben Rafael
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51-year old Ruben Rafael L. T. is from Guatemala and is a resident of the Cantón Juchanep, Totonicapán. He runs a weaving business. Beforehand he worked as an operator for a neighbour for three years. With the little bit of money he saved, he opened his own workshop. Now he has eight looms producing cortes (long skirts typical of the region) with help from a loan which he obtained from an institution. With the loan he is now seeking from ASDIR, he wants to increase both production and his income so that he can pay for the basic necessities of his family.

Translated from Spanish by Jane Agg, Kiva volunteer.




Ruben Rafael Lacán T.: Casado, guatemalteco, de 51 Años se identifica con su número de del Cantón Juchanep, Totonicapán. Esta persona labora en la tejeduría en un principio trabajó como operario para un vecino durante 3 años, con un pequeño dinero que el tenía ahorrado se propuso colocar un taller propio lo cual le funcionó. Ahora tiene Ocho telares en función de la producción de cortes típicos para dama con la ayuda de un crédito que adquirió en una institución. Con el Préstamo que solicita en ASDIR, pretende aumentar su producción y al mismo tiempo sus ingresos para poder sufragar las necesidades básicas de su familia.

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.

About Guatemala

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,598,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.5
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Ruben Rafael working capital to buy raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Aug 11, 2008
Listed
Jul 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 15, 2010