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Chuija Group
In this Group: Magdalena , Isaias , Rosa , Juan Pedro , Cesar Agustin
Magdalena, 36, knows how to read and write. She has four children one of whom is studying. She weaves textiles and manufactures shirts. She started out working in an assembly plant and to date has 10 years experience.

She decided to put together a group to request a loan from ASDIR because she wants to expand her working capital. She’ll use the loan to buy fabric, buttons and thread because in the future she’d like her business to be like an assembly plant and generate employment.

The other group members raise animals, manufacture t-shirts and sell athletic pants.
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Magdalena tiene 36 años de edad, sabe leer y escribir, tiene 4 hijos 1 de los cuales esta estudiando, se dedica a la confeccion de tejidos, la confeccion de camisas, inicio trabajando para una maquila, hasta el momento lleva 10 años de experiencia.

Decide organizar un grupo para solicitar un préstamo a ASDIR, ya que quiere ampliar su capital de trabajo, el préstamo lo utilizará para compra de telas, botones, hilos, ya en el futuro que quiere ver su negocio como una maquila y que genére empleos. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a la crianza de animales, confección de playeras, y al comercio a la venta de pants.

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
  • 54
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,391,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chuija Group's $1,325 loan helped a member to buy weaving supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2011
May 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012