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Girasol Group
In this Group: María Yulissa, Tirsa Lineth, Brenda Edelmira, Blanca Elisabeth , Iris Magnolia, Esperanza, Sandra Joaquina
María Yulissa (she appears in the photo in the back row, she is the last one on the right) is 26 years old and lives with her family in the municipality of Santo Domingo, department of Suchitepéquez.

She has two children. the first is 7 years old and is in the first grade. The second one is four years old and is still not in school.

She is a very entrepreneurial person. She sells food (steaks) in the afternoons to the farm workers.

She saw an opportunity to generate some income and with the profits help her husband with the household expenses.

María Yulissa is requesting a loan to buy supplies and equipment for making food (steaks).

Her dreams are to help her children so that they become professionals since she did not have the opportunity to study.
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María Yulissa (ella aparece en la foto en la fila de atrás, esta de último de izquierda a derecha) es una persona de 26 años de edad, vive con su familia en el municipio de Santo Domingo, departamento de Suchitepéquez, tiene dos hijos: la primera tiene 7 años de edad, estudia primero primaria, el segundo tiene 4 años todavía no asiste a la escuela, es una persona muy emprendedora, se dedica a vender comida (churrascos) por las tardes a los trabajadores de las fincas, ella vio una oportunidad de poder generar algún ingreso y con las ganancia ayudar a su esposo con los gastos de la familia, María Yulissa solicita un préstamo para comprar insumos y utensilios para la preparación de comida (churrascos), los sueños de ella es ayudar a sus hijos para que tenga una profesión ya que ella no tuvo oportunidad de estudiar.

Additional Information


ADICLA (Association for the Holistic Development of the Basin of Lake Atitlán) is nonprofit rural community development association that provides small loans and services to improve quality of life in two of the poorest regions of Guatemala, home to large indigenous populations. Kiva funding will be used to support three innovative credit initiatives: youth business loans, green loans, and smaller loans to help ADICLA move down-market and serve poorer clients.

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
  • 116
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,316,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Girasol Group's $2,475 loan helped a member to buy supplies and equipment for making food (steaks).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2014
May 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2015