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Chicupense Group
In this Group: Paulina , Maria Magdalena , Alicia , Maria Floridalma , Lucia , Maria , Juana , Alfonso
Paulina is 34 years old, married, and completed primary school. She has one son who isn't attending school yet.

She plants and harvests coffee. She started this business with her husband by buying a small parcel of land, and they began to plant coffee. So far they have seven years of experience. She is organizing a group and requesting a loan that she will use to buy fertilizer for their coffee crop.

In the future she wishes to grow a crop of increasingly greater quantity The other members of the group work at weaving textiles. Nine people appear in the photograph, but only eight of them were granted the loan.
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La señora Paulina es casada, cuenta con 34 años de edad, curso la primaria completa, tiene 1 hijo que aun no está estudiando, se dedica a la siembra y cosecha de café, inició este negocio juntamente con su esposo comprando un pequeño terreno y empezaron a sembrar café, hasta el momento lleva 7 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo y solicita un préstamo que lo utilizará para la compra de fertilizante para su cosecha de café, desea en el futuro que su cultivo sea cada vez en mayor cantidad. Los demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a elaboracion de tejidos.
En la fotografía aparecen 9 personas, pero, solamente a 8 de ellos se les concedió el préstamo.

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
  • 76
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,917,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chicupense Group's $2,575 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 11, 2013
Aug 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 30, 2014