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Maria's Group
In this Group: Maria, Aura Marina, Maria, Josefa, Eunice Maricela, Tomasa, Josefa, Micaela, Martina, Tomasa, Maria
Aura Marina is 26 years old and married. She has a third grade education. She has one child who attends school. She devotes herself to handicrafts.

She makes ecological bags using paper, silicone, and thread. She started this business with her husband’s help, and she has four years of experience. She has her husband’s support; he is a merchant.

She organized a group in order to be able to request a loan. She will use the loan to buy paper, silicone, and thread. It is only this way that she will improve her production of the bags made from paper. In the future she hopes to see her business improve its earnings and to have the chance to support her husband with the construction of their house.
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La señora Aura Marina esta casada, tiene 26 años de edad, cursó los 3 años de educación primaria, tiene 1 hijos el cual esta estudiando, se dedica a la artesanía, a la elaboración de bolsas ecológicas, usando papel, silicon e hilos, inicio este negocio con la ayuda de su esposo, y lleva 4 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a comercio.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de papel, silicon e hilos, solo así mejorar su producción de bolsas de papel. el el futuro espera ver que su negocio superar sus ganancias y tenga la opción de apoya a su esposo con la construcción de su vivienda.

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
  • 59
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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 Maria's Group's $2,700 loan helped a member to buy paper, silicone, and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013