A loan of $2,450 helped a member working capital.


Tacajalve Group's story

This group of members from the small village of Tacajalvé, in the town of San Francisco el Alto, Department of Totonicapán, know each other very well, having worked with each other continuously for the past twenty years. Their president is Santos María T.. These seven people earn their living selling tires, new clothing, animal feed, hand-made perrajes [shawls] and shirts, and raising animals like pigs, sheep, and cows. The members who sell clothing or tires sell in San Francisco el Alto. Those who sell fruits and vegetables or everyday clothing and skirts sell in Retalhuleu, Mazatenango, Coatepeque as well as San Francisco el Alto. In some cases they pick up their items at someone's house and sell them by the dozen at a variety of locations. Because they need to expand their working capital, the members approached the ASDIR Association office in Pologuá seeking financing for their businesses so they can improve their families' quality of life.

In this group: Santos María , Francisca Santos, Esteban Diego, Santos Luisa, Marta , María Lucía , Rudy Antonio
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske



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