Check out other loans that are currently fundraising!
Alegria Group
In this Group: Santa Catarina, Santa Petrona, Pascuala, Juana, Sebastiana, Pascuala, Maria Angela, Juana, Sara, Magdalena

Update on Alegria Group

Santa Catarina is 29 and married. Though she did not have the opportunity to go to school, her 4 children are students. She sells cosmetics and also has a store where she sells consumer staples. She started the business with her husband's help, and she now has 7 years of experience. Her husband is a weaver.

She hopes her business will grow and generate more profit. This is the reason she decided to organize a group to request a loan that will increase her working capital and allow her to purchase more goods for her store. She is going to purchase water, sodas, sweets, spices, canned goods, sugar, etc. The other group members work in the store; tailor clothing; weave sheets and napkins; make skirts and blouses; and raise livestock.
View original language description ↓
La señora Santa Catarina es casada, tiene 29 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 4 hijos 2 de los cuales están estudiando, se dedica a los oficios domésticos como también al comercio ya que tiene una tienda de venta de artículos de consumo diario, inicio este negocio gracias al apoyo de su esposo y lleva 7 años de experiencia, su esposo se dedica a la confección de tejidos. En el futuro espera ver su negocio más amplio y con mejores ganancias, por la misma razón decide organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que le servirá para ampliar su capital de 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: a la atención a tienda, a la confección de ropa, a la tejeduría de sabanas, servilletas y cortes, confección de faldas y blusas, y a la crianza de animales.

Previous Loan Details

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... More from Alegria Group's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 70
    View loans »
    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Alegria Group's $2,500 loan helped a member to buy products for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013