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Mujeres Activas Group
In this Group: Estela , Manuela , Gloria Paola , Aura Marina , Maria , Manuela , Gloria , Mario , Sara Candelaria , Sebastiana , Anastasia , Maria Magdalena *
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Manuela is 49 years old and married. She didn't have the opportunity to study, but she has 7 children and 2 of them are studying.

She makes a living in buying and selling fruits for export. She started this business with the help of her husband and has 10 years of experience to date. She counts on the support of her husband, who is dedicated to the business.

She decided to organize a group and apply for a loan that she will use to expand her working capital. She will buy more fruits to supply sales. She hopes in the future to have a large stall in the municipal market.

The other members of the group make a living in the elaboration of textiles and in livestock activities. One member is missing from the photo, because she could not be there when the photo was taken.
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La señora Manuela de estado civil casada, de 49 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 7 hijos y 2 de ellos estan estudiando, se dedica al comercio especificamente a la compra y venta de frutas exportadas, inició este negocio con ya ayuda de su esposo y hasta ls fecha lleva 10 años de experiencia. Cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien se dedica al comercio.

Decide organizar un grupo y solicitar un préstamo que lo utilizará para ampliar su capital de trabajo comprando mas frutas para surtir su venta, desea en el futuro tener un local grande el el mercado de su municipio. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a elaboración de tejidos y a actividades pecuarias. En la fotografía hace falta una de las integrantes puesto que no pudo asistir al momento de tomar la foto.

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
  • 118
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,638,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Activas Group's $3,800 loan helped a member to buy fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 30, 2014