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El Gorrion Group
In this Group: Marciano , Santos , Justo Cesario , Alejandro , Armando Raymundo , Dominga , Elena , Natividad , Juana , Clemencia Marina , Cesar Ambrocio , Victoriano , Braulio
Marciano is married, is 35 years old, completed primary school and has three children, all of whom are studying. He makes a living by planting cardamom. He began working in this business as a child, helping his parents plant cardamom, and he has 26 years of experience so far. He also has the support of his wife.

Marciano has organized a group asking for a loan that will be utilized for cleaning cardamom. In the future he wants to have more acres of land to be able to plant cardamom. The other members of the group also make a living from planting cardamom. There are 14 members in the photograph but the loan was only given to 13 of them.
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El señor Marciano es casado, de edad 35 años, de escolaridad primaria completa, tiene 3 hijos y los 3 estan estudiando, se dedica a la siembr de cardamomo, inició este negocio desde niño ayudando a sus padres en la diembra de cardamomo y hasta la fecha lleva 26 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposa.

Organiza un grupo y solicita un préstamo que lo utilizará para la limpieza de cardamomo, desea en el futuro contar con mas cuerdas de terreno para poder sembrar cardamomo. Los demás integrantes del grupo se dedicana a la siembra de cardamomo. En la fotografia aparecen 14 integrantes pero solo a 13 de ellos se les concedió el préstamo.

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
  • 108
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,638,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Gorrion Group's $4,125 loan helped a member to clean cardamom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 1, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 8, 2014