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Maria Ofelia
Maria Ofelia is a single, 23-year-old woman who is not studying and only completed 2 years of primary education. She makes a living knitting in different designs and colors. She started this business thanks to the support of her parents and, as of now, she has 3 years of experience. She also counts on the support of her husband, who works as a salesman.

Maria Ofelia is requesting a loan that she will use to purchase dye and threads in different colors. She expects to improve her knitting production and to increase her income by setting up a business in the future weaving traditional textiles with workers.
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Las señora Maria Ofelia esta soltera, tiene 23 años de edad, no esta estudiando solo cuso los 2 años de educacion primaria, se dedica al tricotado de hilos en sus diferentes diseños y colores, inicio este negocio gracias al apoyo de sus padres y hasta el momento lleva 3 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a al comercio.

Solicita un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de hilos de diferentes colores y tinte para teñido, espera mejorar su producción de tricotado, espera en el futuro tener el negocio de tejidos de cortes típicos y con trabajadores, y así mejorar su ganancias.

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.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,572,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Maria Ofelia to purchase threads for weaving textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013