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Tunecas 2 Group
In this Group: Cristina , Agustina , Sandra , Juana Ajpop , Carmen , Maria , Isabel , Ines , Maria , Petrona
Cristina is 27 years old, and is a single mother of two children, one of whom is in school. She was only able to complete six years of elementary school, and currently makes a living weaving artisanal clothing and crafts, specifically skirts and traditional women's girdles known as fajas. Cristina has five years of experience in this craft, a skill she learned while helping her mother with her weavings. Cristina plans to use the support from this loan to purchase various colors and styles of thread for use in weaving fajas and other artistic garments. In the near future, Cristina hopes to expand her business and to employ additional workers to weave skirts and fajas in larger quantities.

The other members of the group make a living in similar artisan crafts, as well as raising small farm animals and birds for resale.
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La señora Cristina es madre soltera, cuenta con 27 años de edad, curso los 6 años de educacion primaria, tiene 2 hijos y 1 de ellos estudia, ella se dedica a la artesanía, específicamente a la elaboracion de fajas para damas, aprendio este trabajo ayudando a su madre y hasta el momento lleva 5 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizara para la compra de de hilos para la elaboracion de fajas. En el futuro no muy lejano quiere tener empleadas y entregar fajas por mayor; las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a la artesaria y a crianza de aves de corral.

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
  • 58
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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 portion of Tunecas 2 Group's $3,075 loan helped a member to purchase thread for weaving skirts and traditional girdles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014