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Chocaman Group
In this Group: Teresa, Carmelita, Jose Nicolas, Santiaga, Maria*, Santos
* not pictured

Update on Chocaman Group

Santiaga is 53, married and makes a living selling clothes of all kinds and sizes. She didn't have the chance to get an education. She started her business as a street vendor and so far she has 21 years experience.

She decided to start a group to request a loan that they will use to buy merchandise to sell. Since she sells new clothes they are going to buy scarves, stockings, socks, jackets, and hats among other types of clothing.

The other members of the group make a living in commerce and the rearing of domestic farm animals. In the future they want to have their own business with business premises.
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La señora Santiaga es casada, tiene 53 años de edad, se dedica al comercio a la venta de ropas de todo tipo y tamaño, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, el negocio que tiene inició siendo vendedor ambulante, lleva hasta el momentos 21 años de experiencia.

Decide organizar un grupo para pedir y solicitar un préstamo, que lo utilizaran para la compra de mercadería para la venta, ya que se dedica a la venta de ropa nueva, van a comprar bufandas, medias, calcetines, chumpas, gorras, y entre otros tipos de ropa. Los demás integrantes del grupo se dedican al comercio, y los demás a la crianza d animales domésticos. En el futuro desean tener su negocio con locales comerciales.

Previous Loan Details

Mrs. Santiaga, 52, is married and sells all kinds and sizes of clothing. She was unable to get an education, and set up her street vendor activity 20 years ago. She decided to organize a group to apply for loans which she will use to buy new clothing merchandise such as scarves, stockings, swea... More from Chocaman 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

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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
  • 111
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,645,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chocaman Group's $1,425 loan helped a member to buy merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013