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Pocohilense Group
In this Group: Tomasa, Josefa, Maria, Manuela, Juana, Petronila, Tomasa, Marta, Maria, Dominga*
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Marta, 40, is married and was unable to get an education. She has five children, two of which are in school. She weaves traditional garments (huipiles) and started her business with the help of her husband. She has been in business for five years. Her husband is a wage earner.

She has organized a group to request a loan to buy yarn to increase production of woven items and improve income. She hopes to have two workers in the future to increase production. The other members of the group also weave typical garments and export their production.
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La señora Marta esta casada, tiene 40 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 5 hijos de los cuales estudian 2, se dedica a la tejeduría de cortes y guipiles, inicio este negocio, gracias al apoyo de su esposo y hasta el momento lleva 5 años de experiencia, cuenta con al apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a ser jornalero.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizaran, para la compra de hilos, y así incrementar su producción de tejidos y tener mejores ganancias. Espera en el futuro tener 2 trabajadores para tener mejor producción. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican al tejido de típicos y hacen exportación de su producción.

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.

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  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 72
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  • $12,593,650
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