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Luceros De Patachaj Group
In this Group: Maria, Gregoria, Lucia, Pascasia, Roberta, Santos Felisa, Celestina, Maria, Margarita, Santos, Mariana Jesus, Santos
Maria is married, 33 years old, and while she never had the opportunity to receive an education, she has one child who is currently studying. She works embroidering blouses and huipiles, a traditional garment. She started out in this business as an employee and now has 10 years experience. She relies on the help of her husband who works in home construction.

She organized a group in order to apply for a loan which will be used to purchase fabrics and threads of various types and colors. In the future she hopes to have her own shop in the market and to hire workers for her business. The other members also work embroidering blouses and huipiles and making linens and traditional kerchiefs.
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La señora Maria esta casada, tiene 33 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 1 hijo el cual esta estudiando, se dedica al bordado de blusas y guipiles, inicio este negocio como empleada, y hasta el momento lleva 10 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a la construcción de casas.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de telas e hilos de varios colores y clases, en el futuro espera tener un puesta de venta en el mercado y mas operarios para su negocio. Las demás integrantes se dedican al bordados de blusas y guipiles, producción de sabanas y servilletas típicas.

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
  • 57
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,391,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luceros De Patachaj Group's $2,575 loan helped a member to purchase fabrics and threads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 3, 2012
Oct 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013