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Maria Catarina
Maria Catarina is 21 years old and single. She studied for three years at middle school. She makes a living as a cobbler, making women's footwear. She started this business thanks to the support of God. She now has two years of experience.

She is applying for a loan to buy leather, shoe soles, and a sewing machine. She would like to increase her production of footwear and improve her earnings and profits in order to continue supporting her family.
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La señora Maria Catarina esta soltera, tiene 21 años de edad, cursó los 3 años de educación media, se dedica a la talabartería, a la elaboración de calzados para mujeres, inicio este negocio gracias al apoyo de su señor padre, hasta el momento lleva 2 años de experiencia.

Solicita un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de pieles, suelas y una maquina de costura, quiere aumentar su producción de calzados y mejorar sus ingresos en ganancias, para seguir apoyando a su familia.

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.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Maria Catarina to buy supplies and a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013