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Otilda Marta
Sra. Otilda Marta is 48 years old, married, and did not have the opportunity to study. She has nine children, eight of whom are in school. Otilda knits and weaves articles out of yarn. She started out as an employee of another business. To date, she has accumulated 30 years of experience.

Otilda decided to request a loan so that she could purchase yarn of different types and colors so that she could increase production and improve her living conditions. In the future, she hopes to have a larger and better business.

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La señora Otilda Marta es casada, tiene 48 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 9 hijos 8 de los cuales están estudiando, se dedica al tricotado y tejidos de hilo, inicio como empleada para otro negocio, hasta el momento lleva 30 años de experiencia.

Decide solicitar un préstamo que le servirá para la compra de hilo de diferentes clase y colores, para tener mas producción de tenido y mejorar su condición de vida, ya que en el futuro espera tener un negocio amplio y mejor.

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.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,661,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Otilda Marta to purchase yarn for knitting and weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013