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Estrellas De Belen Group
In this Group: Santa Isabel , Nicolasa , Santa Roberta , Lucia , Santa Maria , Sara , Maria Beatriz , Alberto *, Paulina , Marta , Juana
* not pictured
Lucia, 26, is single and did not have the opportunity to get an education. She works as a seamstress and makes beachwear and pants. She started her business as an employee and has six years' experience.

She has organized a group and is requesting a loan to buy sewing materials such as fabric, thread, needles, etc. In the future she hopes to have more sewing machines and employees so she can produce wholesale products.

The other members of the group also work in the sewing business.

One of the members was unable to be present for the photo.
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La señora Lucia de estado civil soltera. Con 26 años de edad. No tuvo la oportunidad de asistir a la escuela. Se dedica la confección de prendas como Playeras y Pants. Inició este negocio trabajando como empleada y a la fecha lleva 6 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo y solicita un préstamo que lo utilizará para la compra de materia prima como: tela, hilos, agujas, etc. En el futuro desea contar con mas maquinas y tener empleados para poder producir por mayor.

Los demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a la confección de prendas de vestir.

El compañero no pudo asistir cuando tomaron la foto.

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
  • 125
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,855,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Estrellas De Belen Group's $3,200 loan helped a member to buy sewing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 2, 2015