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Arena Blanca Group
In this Group: Maria Magdalena , Maria , Marlin Yaneth , Natividad , Norma Patricia , Juana , Juana , Delmy Hidalia , Catarina , Carmen , Zuany , Fabiana , Martha
Martha, 51, is single and has a third-grade primary school education. She makes traditional woven skirts and blouses. She learned about this business by helping her mother with her weaving. She now has twenty years' worth of experience, and her family supports her.

She has organized a group and applied for a loan, which she will use to buy thread for weaving. In the future, she would like to sell her woven clothing in other places besides her native town. The other members of this group work in farming and agriculture.
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La señora Martha es de estado civil soltera, tiene 51 años de edad, de escolaridad tercero primaria, se dedica a tejer cortes y guipiles, aprendio este negocio ayudando a su madre con sus tejidos y hasta la fecha lleva 20 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su familia.

Organiza un grupo y solicita un préstamo que lo utilizará para la compra de hilos para poder elaborar sus tejidos, desea en el futuro vender sus tejidos en otros lugares fuera de su lugar de origen. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a actividades agrícolas 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
  • 115
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,638,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Arena Blanca Group's $4,350 loan helped a member to buy thread for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 14, 2013
Aug 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 30, 2014