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Chicualense Group
In this Group: Maria , Antonia , Maria , Juana Angelica , Maria Cresencia , Juana , Manuela , Maria , Tomasa , Juana Cristina , Juana , Tomasa , Lucia Elizabeth , Juana *, Manuela *
* not pictured
Maria is in a de facto union and is 26 years old. She did not have the opportunity to study. She has one child, who is not at school yet, and she makes a living by weaving traditional skirts and blouses. She began this business with the help of her mother and she now has six years of experience.
She organises a group and she is requesting a loan, which she will use to purchase threads and fabrics to weave a variety of styles. In the future she wants to have her own shop in the market of her municipality. The other members of the group make a living from weaving and farming. Two members are missing from the photograph since they could not be present at the time the photo was taken.
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La señora Maria de estado civil unida de hecho, cuenta con 26 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, tiene 1 hijo que aun no estudiando, se dedica a tejer cortes y guipiles tipicos, unició este negocio con la ayuda de su madre y hasta la fecha lleva 6 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo y solicita un préstamo que lo utilizará para la compra de hilos y telas para tejer variedades de estilos, desea en el futuro tener un local propio en el mercado del municipio. Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a tejeduría y actividades pecuarias. En la fotografía faltan dos integrantes puesto que no pudieron 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
  • 58
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chicualense Group's $5,250 loan helped a member to purchase thread and fabric for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 2, 2015