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Chicualense Group
In this Group: Rosa, Lucia Elizabeth, Juana, Paulina, Maria, Antonia, Maria, Maria, Tomasa, Juana Angelica, Juana, Maria Cresencia, Silvia, Laura Patricia, Juana*, Manuela*, Maria, Tomasa*, Carmen
* not pictured
Maria is 27, and a single mother. She did not have the opportunity to go to school. She has a son, who does not go to school yet. She makes traditional woven cloth and huipiles (embroidered dresses). She started this work when she was 18 years old, but has four years experience having her own weaving business.

She is organizing a group so that she can apply for a loan which will help her buy materials such as thread, as well as pay for labor, so that she can make woven cloth and huipiles. She also wants to have her own shop selling huipiles and traditional woven cloth. The other members of the group work in handicrafts.
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La señora Maria es madre soltera, tiene 27 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 1 hijo el cual aun no estudia, se dedica a la tejeduría de cortes típicos y guipiles, inicio este trabajo cuando tenia 18 años de edad, pero en tener su propio negocio de tejidos lleva 4 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que le servirá para comprar de materiales, consistente en hilos y labores para tejido de cortes y guipiles, ya que también quiere contar con su propio local de venta de guipiles y cortes típicos. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a la artesanía.

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
  • 58
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,391,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chicualense Group's $5,175 loan helped a member to buy materials and have her own business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 14, 2014