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Sagrado Corazon Group
In this Group: Petrona , Maria Isabel , Otilia Esperanza , Juana Carolina , Maria Veronica , Paulina *
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The borrower Petrona is married, 55 years old, has a primary education and has 8 children - two of whom are studying. She works selling typical clothing, including skirts, blouses, and other items. She started this business with the support of her husband, and now has 30 years of experience. Her husband helps her support their family by working in agriculture.

Petrona is part of a lending group, and is now asking for this loan in order to buy more merchandise to sell. She would like to buy skirts, traditional blouses, sweaters, belts, etc. She hopes in the future that her business will grow and she will have a store from which to sell her merchandise. The other members of the group work in business, handicrafts, and animal raising.
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La señora Petrona esta casada, tiene 55 años de edad, cursó los grados de educacion primaria, tiene 8 hijos de los cuales 2 están estudiando, se dedica al comercio a la venta de ropa típica, cortes, guipiles, blusas, fajas y otros, inicio este negocio gracias al apoyo de su esposo, hasta el momento lleva 30 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su espso quien se dedica a la agricultura.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo }el cual lo utilizara para la compra de mercadería para la venta, compra de cortes, guipiles, suéteres, blusas, fajas, etc. Espera en el futuro su negocio crezca y tenga un local de venta. Las demás integrantes se dedica al comercio, artesanía, atención a tienda, y a la crianza de animales.

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
  • 55
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,573,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sagrado Corazon Group's $2,175 loan helped a member to buy merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013