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Las Bordadoras Group
In this Group: Maria Julia, Santa , Eva , Santa Vicenta , Agustina Francisca, Manuela Marina , Tomasa , Lucia
The Bordadoras ladies have come to the Institución ASDIR to be able to get help to have better incomes. They embroider “guipiles” (traditional Mayan blouses) by hand. This has supported them and their families.

During the five years that they have been working they have realized that they need more capital to be able to invest and to sell more of the embroidered “guipiles”. They do not have the money. The place where they live is an area of poverty.

That is why they come to ask for help to be more competitive in the market. That way they will have a better level of live and get their children ahead with their education.
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Las señoras Bordadoras acudieron a la Instituciòn ASDIR para poder ayudarlas para tener mejores ingresos ya que ellas se han dedicado a trabajar en bordados de guipiles a mano y esto les han servido como mantener a su familia y a ellas mismas, durante los 5 años que han venido trabajando se han dado cuenta que necesditan màs capital para poder inventir y tener màs ventas en los guipiles bordados pero ellas no cuentan con ese fondo, ya que el lugar donde vivien es de zona de pobreza, por lo tanto a cuden a peder ayuda para ser conpetitivas en el mercado y asi tener una mejor nivel de vida; y sacar a sus hijos avantes y con estudios.

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
  • 114
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,661,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.3
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Bordadoras Group's $1,950 loan helped a member working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010