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Maria Rosario
Ms. María Lacán is 47, married, and a seamstress of sweat suits. She has a workshop with three machines. She lives with her two children; they all work in the same activity and have two more employees.



She has been making sweat suits for 18 years in Paraje Xepatriz, district of Nimapa, department of Totonicapan, Guatemala..



Her customers’ current demand has increased but her economic conditions are not solid enough to increase the working capital. This is the reason why she came to ASDIR association, to ask for a loan to buy raw materials and, as a consequence, increase her sales to support her children and offer them better living conditions..

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Doña María Lacán cuenta con 47 años de edad, es casada de oficios Costurera, “Confección de Pants” cuenta con un taller de 3 maquinas, habita junto a con sus 2 hijos, ella y sus hijos se dedican al mismo oficio cuentan con dos empleados para la misma actividad, lleva 18 años de elaborar pants en su residencia que se encuentra en el Paraje Xepatriz del Cantón Nimapa , del departamento de Totonicapán, Guatemala, actualmente la demanda de su clientela a crecido, pero las condiciones económicas en que se encuentra no son suficientes para que el pueda aumentar su capital, por tal razón acudió a la Asociación ASDIR, a solicitar un préstamo, con la intención de comprar materia prima y de esa manera poder aumentar sus ventas, esperando también poder sacar adelante a sus hijos, y que tengan mejores condiciones de vida.

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

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,647,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Rosario working capital (raw material purchase).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 20, 2009
Listed
Mar 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 15, 2010