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Paoj Tzununul Group
In this Group: Catarina , Cristina , Maria , Maria , Maria , Rosa , Catarina , Isabel *
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Catarina is single, 24 years old, and has 3 years of primary education. She has two children who are not in school yet. She makes a living in sales working at a general store. She started this business with the purpose of supporting her community, since a store did not used to exist where she lives. So far she has 10 years of experience, and has the support of her husband who is engaged in agriculture.

She organized a group to apply for a loan, which will be invested in the purchase of products for her store, such as everyday goods for the kitchen, candy, soft drinks, juices, dairy products, etc. She hopes to have the best shop in her sector. The other members of the group make a living in sales and agriculture.
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La señora Catarina esta soltera, tiene 24 años de edad, curso los 3 años de educacion primaria, tiene 2 hijos los cuales aun no estudian, se dedica al comercio a la atención a una tienda en general, inicio este negocio con el propósito de apoyar a su comunidad, ya que no había tienda donde vive, hasta el momento lleva 10 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica a la agricultura.

Organizar un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo, que sera invertido para la compra de productos para su tienda, la compra de artículos de consumo diarios para la cocina, golosinas, aguas gaseosa, jugos, lácteos, etc. Espera tener la mejor tienda del sector. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican al comercio y a la agricultura.

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
  • 48
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,563,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Paoj Tzununul Group's $2,500 loan helped a member to buy products for her general store such as candy, soft drinks, juices, dairy products, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013