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El Arenal Group
In this Group: Petrona , Virgilia , Marta Luisa , Catarina Leticia , Maria , Isabel , Cecilia , Maria Isabel , Maria , Catarina
Petrona is 52 years old and married. She did not have the opportunity to go to school. She has six children, two of whom are in school. She earns her living making aprons, a trade she got into because she needed to help her husband with the academic expenses of their children who are in school. She currently has ten years of experience. She has her husband's support; he earns his living weaving traditional fabrics.

They have organized a group to request a loan that they will use to purchase fabrics, cones of yarn, embellishments, and other decorations for the work Petrona does. In the future, she hopes to have greater production and for her husband to have more looms to produce wholesale weavings.

The other members work in handicrafts, livestock production, and commerce.
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La señora Petrona esta casada, tiene 52 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 6 hijos de los cuales 2 están estudiando, se dedica a la confección de delantales, trabajo que inicio por necesidad de apoyar a su esposo con los gastos de los hijos que estudian, hasta ahora lleva 10 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a la tejeduría de cortes típicos.

Organiza un grupos para solicitar un préstamo, que lo utilizara para la compra de telas, adornos, conos, y mas decoraciones para el trabajo que realiza, en el futuro desea tener mayor produccion y que su esposo tenga mas telares para hacer entregar tejidos por mayor. Las demás integrantes se dedica a la artesanía, crianza de animales y al comercio.

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
  • 71
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Arenal Group's $2,550 loan helped a member to purchase fabric, yarn, and embellishments for making aprons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013