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La Masheñita Paxot Group
In this Group: Rafaela, Tomasa, Lucia Cuin, Tomasa, Tomasa Bernardo, Josefa, Tomasa, Manuela, Candelaria, Sebastiana
Tomasa is a 31 year old married woman who didn't have the chance to go to school. She has 1 son who is in school and works weaving huipiles and sute [articles of traditional clothing]. She started this business thanks to her mother's support and so far, she has 10 years experience. She has the support of her husband, who is a laborer.

The group organized the loan to use to buy different colors and types of thread to increase production of huipiles and sutes (sutes are wraps to swaddle babies or they can also be used as napkins when they are small). She hopes to improve her business and her income. The other members work as weavers and merchants.
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La señora Tomasa, esta casada, tiene 31 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 1 hijo el cual esta estudiando, se dedica ala tejeduría de guipiles y sute, inicio este negocio gracias apoyo de su madre y hasta el momento lleva 10 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien presta sus servicios de jornalero.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de hilos de diferentes clases y colores, para aumentar su producción de guipiles y sutes (suter son sabanas para llenar bebes o puede ser servilletas también cuando son pequeñas), espera mejorar su negocio y sus ingresos. Las demás integrantes se dedican a la tejeduría y al comercio.

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
  • $12,538,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Masheñita Paxot Group's $2,525 loan helped a member to buy thread to make huipiles and sutes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013