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In this Group: Santa Catarina, Santa Anastacia, Santa Petrona, Maria, Pascuala, Cruz, Juana, Sebastiana, Pascuala, Maria Angela, Juana, Sara
Señora Santa Catarina is married and 28 years old. She has had no opportunity to study, and has 4 children, 2 of whom are at school. She works doing domestic chores as well as in traD., as she has a shop selling everyday consumer items. She started this business with the support of her husband and has 6 years of experience. Her husband works in weaving.

In the future, she hopes to see her business grow with better profits. For this same reaS., she decided to organize a group to apply for a loan that will broaden its working capital. She will purchase products for her store. She is going to buy: sodas, candy, spices, canned goods, sugar, etc.

Other group members work in traD., clothing manufacturing, linen weaving, and animal husbandry.
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La señora Santa Catarina es casada, tiene 28 años D. edad, no tuvo la oportunidad D. estudiar, tiene 4 hijos 2 D. los cuales están estudiando, se dedica a los oficios domésticos como también al comercio ya que tiene una tienda D. venta D. artículos D. consumo diario, inicio este negocio gracias al apoyo D. su esposo y lleva 6 años D. experiencia, su esposo se dedica a la confección D. tejidos. En el futuro espera ver su negocio más amplio y con mejores ganancias, por la misma razón deciD. organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que le servirá para ampliar su capital D. trabajo y compras más producto para la tienda que tiene, va a comprar: aguas gaseosas, golosinas, especias, alimentos en lata, azúcar, etc. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican: al comercio, a la confección D. ropa, a la tejeduría D. sabanas y a la crianza D. animales.

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
  • 61
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,393,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Alegria Group's $2,275 loan helped a member to buy products for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2011
Aug 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012