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Mujeres De Chonima Group
In this Group: Maria Azucena , Yolanda , Vilma , Aura Otilia , Teodora , Magdalena , Juana Magdalena , Verónica , María Magdalena , Aura , Luisa
Doña Teodora E. T. is 60 years old. She is a person who has been able to get ahead in life selling clothing on different days by traveling to a variety of places. At the same time she raises animals in order to support her family and cover the household expenses. For this reason, she came up with the idea of organizing a group of ladies who also wanted to succeed. This group consists of eleven members. These women are involved in different business activities such as raising animals, selling clothing, and selling daily consumer products.

Since they have limited resources, the members of this group decided to request a loan from Asociación ASDIR so that they could improve the living conditions of their families. The loan will be a great help with expanding their business capital, improving their sales, and increasing their financial income.

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Doña Teodora E. T., tiene 60 años de edad, es una persona que ha superado vendiendo ropa en los diferentes días de plazas en diferentes lugares y al mismo tiempo se dedica a la crianza de animales; es así como ha podido mantener a su familia y cubrir sus gastos de su hogar, por tal razón ella tomo la idea de formar un grupo de señoras, para que ellas puedan superar también. Este grupo está conformado por once integrantes, mujeres que se dedican en diferentes actividades como: crianza de animales, venta de ropa, venta de artículos de consumo diario.

Las integrantes del grupo decidieron solicitar un crédito en ASDIR para poder mejorar sus condiciones de vida y la de su familia ya que estas personas son de escasos recursos y es de gran ayuda para ellas ampliar su capital de negocio y mejoras sus ventas como también sus ingresos económicos.

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
  • 71
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres De Chonima Group's $2,475 loan helped a member operating capital required for raising animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011