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Maria Nicolasa

Update on Maria Nicolasa

María Nicolasa, 45, is married and has six children in school. She didn't have the opportunity to study.

She makes a living weaving traditional skirts. She started this business thanks to the support of her father, who took her to a business to work and learn this job. She currently has six years of experience. She has the support of her husband, who does the same work.

She's requesting a loan to buy materials, specifically different colors and types of thread.

She hopes to continue improving her production and work with current designs. She hopes to have employees in the future and for her children to learn this work.
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La señora Maria Nicolasa esta casada, tiene 45 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 6 hijos quienes están estudiando, se dedica a la tejeduría de cortes típicos, inicio este trabajo gracias al apoyo de su papá que la llevo a un negocio para que trabajara y aprendiera este trabajo, hasta el momento lleva 6 años de experiencia, cuentan con el apoyo de su esposo quien realiza el mismo trabajo.

Solicita un préstamo que le servirá para la compra de materiales, específicamente la compra de hilos de diferentes colores y clases, espera seguir mejorando su producción y estar con los diseños actuales. Espera en el futuro contar con empleados y que sus hijos aprendan este trabajo.

Previous Loan Details

Maria Nicolasa, 45, is married and has 6 children, 5 of whom are in school. She has a business weaving traditional Guatemalan skirts. She has 5 years of experience with this work, having started out working for other people. With the support of her husband she is now expanding her production. ... More from Maria Nicolasa's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,661,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD