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Nelson Benjamin
Nelson Benjamín García T. is 54 years old and is married. He is a craftsman, and he makes typical garments. He lives with his wife and 5 children. He has 20 years of experience making garments. He lives in Paraje Pacoc of Cantón Xantun in the Totonicapán zone of Guatemala. Customer demand has grown. Due to his current economic conditions he does not have enough capital. This is why he went to the Asociación ASDIR to ask for a loan. He will buy raw materials for his business to be able to generate more income. He will be able to give his family a better life and his children an education.
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Don Nelson Benjamín García T. cuenta con 54 años de edad, es casado y se dedica a la artesanía, elaborando cortes típicos habita junto a su esposa conjuntamente con sus 5 hijos tiene de experiencia 20 años de elaborar en esta actividad con residencia en el Paraje Pacoc, del Cantón Xantun, 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 para poder generar ganancias para su empresa y así poder darles a su familia una vida mejor, ya que con ello les está dando estudios a sus hijos.

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
  • 98
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,667,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Nelson Benjamin handicrafts - to buy raw materials.
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