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Mujeres De La Cienaga Group
In this Group: Santa Celestina, Marta, Santos Anastacia, Santos Florencia, Juana, Hilaria, Maria, Santa Anastacia, Feliza , Ana Julia, Juliana, Marcela*
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Update on Mujeres De La Cienaga Group

Marta is a 42-year-old single mother who did not have the chance to go to school. She has four children, three of whom are students. She embroiders blouses, a skill she performed as an operator for a family business, and she now has 20 years of experience. Her husband, a day laborer, helps her.

She is organizing a group to apply for a loan which she will use to buy materials to embroider blouses. She hopes to employ several workers for her business, thereby generating income for others. The other members of the communal bank raise livestock and embroider blouses.
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La señora Marta es madre soltera, tiene 42 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 4 hijos 3 de los cuales están estudiando, se dedica al bordado de blusas, inicio este negocio siendo operaria para el negocio de una familiar de ella y hasta el momento lleva 20 años de experiencia,, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo, quien se dedica a presta sus servicio de jornalero.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo, que le servirá para la compra de materiales para bordado de blusas, espera en el futuro, tener a varias personas trabajando para su negocio, generando así fuentes de trabajo para otras personas. Las demás integrantes del grupo, se dedican a la crianza de animales, y bordado de blusas.

Previous Loan Details

Señora Marta is married. She is 40 years old and did not have the opportunity to study. She has 4 children, 2 of whom are attending primary school. She dedicates her time to embroidering blouses and to raising animals. She started her embroidery business on her own initiative and now has 5 years ... More from Mujeres De La Cienaga 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 borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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.

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About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres De La Cienaga Group's $3,400 loan helped a member to buy cloths to embroider.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 21, 2013