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Paraxaj Group
In this Group: Alejandro, Dolores, Francisco Javier, Filiberto, Andrea Casimira
Alejandro is 34 years old. He finished three years of primary school and has four children, two of which are in school. He makes garments, such as shirts and blouses. He started this work as a machine operator and now has more than ten years of experience in his business. He has the support of his wife, who is a homemaker.

He organized a group to request a loan, which he will use to improve his production and buy fabric, thread, and buttons of various sizes and designs. In the future, he hopes to have a sewing machine. The rest of the group members work making skirts and t-shirts or selling t-shirts and pants.
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El señor Alejandro es edad tiene 34 años de edad, cursó los tres años de educación primaria, tiene 4 hijos 2 de los cuales esta estudiando, se dedica a la producción de prendas, camisa y blusas, inicio este trabajo siendo operarios, y hasta el momento lleva 10 años de experiencia con su negocio, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposa quienes dedica a los oficios del hogar.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de teles, hilos, y botones de diferente colores y diseños, y mejorar su producción, espera en el futuro tener un maquiladora. Los demás integrantes del grupo se dedica a La confección de faldas, playeras, ventas de playeras y 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
  • 40
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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 Paraxaj Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to buy fabric, thread, and buttons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2012
Apr 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013