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Mujeres Alegres Group
In this Group: Ana , Juliana Estela , Herlinda Isabel , Maria Eliza , Juana , Josefa , Rosario , Carmen Paulina , Francisca Mariquita , Josefina , Micaela Ingrid Marisol *, Elizabet Gonzalez , Imelda Pascuala , Pascuala Imelda
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Ana’s married and is 47-years-old; she never went to school. She has two children who don’t attend school yet. She works sewing t-shirts. She started this work as an employee with a neighbor and to date has 20 years’ experience. She has her husband’s support; he does the same kind of work.

She organized a group to request a loan to invest in the purchase of fabric and thread in various types and colors and another machine. She hopes in future to have her own assembly shop and also to buy some domestic animals because she’s thinking about having a farm.
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La señora Ana esta casada, tiene 47 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 2 hijos los cuales aun no estudian, se dedica a la confección de playeras, inicio este trabajo como operaria con un vecino y hasta ahora lleva 20 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica al mismo trabajo.

Organiza un grupo para solicitar un préstamo que sera invertido para la compra de telas e hilos de diferentes clases y colores, y una maquina mas, espera en el futuro tener una maquila propia y también comprar, algunos animales domésticos, ya que piensa tener una granja.

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
  • 111
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,645,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Alegres Group's $4,950 loan helped a member to buy fabric, thread and a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014