Manuel Transito S. C. is a native of the municipality of Totonicapan, a town located west of the capital of Guatamela. Dona Manuela is asking for a loan from ASDIR to improve her family´s quality of life, by broadening her offering in the market. She currently sells a variety of traditional fabrics in the Chichicastenango and Panajachel markets. With this loan she would like to add other fabrics like Güipiles (or huipiles, a Mayan textile made into a tunic or blouse) from Totonicapan, which is the traditional outfit from the department of Totonicapan. At the same time, since the school year is drawing to an end and many young poeple want to learn this art, Doña Manuela would like to teach them.
La señora Manuela Transito S. C. es originaria del municipio de Totonicapan pueblo del occidente de la capital de Guatemala, dona Manuela solicita un credito en las oficinas de asdir para mejora su calidad de vida y la de su familia, atraves de ampliar su cobertura de mecardo actualmente vende en los mercados de Chichicastenango, Panajachel con variedad de telas tipicas con el credito desea agregar otro pito de tejido de Güipiles del departamento de Totonicapan ya que es el traje del departamento de Totonicapan. Asi mismo ya se esta finalizando el ciclo escolar y endonde varios jovenes quieren aprender este arte y doña manuela se caracteriza a ensenarles a los jovenes.
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.