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Mujeres Zona 2 Ki Group
In this Group: Dorotea , Anacleta , Maria Isabel , Alejandra , Marlen Azuceli, Cecilia *, Ana
* not pictured
María Isabel’s married. She’s 46-years-old and never had the opportunity to go to school. She has two children one of which attends school. She works selling traditional clothing. She started this business as an employee and to date has 10 years’ experience.

She organizes a group and requests a loan she’ll use to buy supplies like bolts of fabric, skirts, sashes, etc. to stock her shop. She hopes in future to have a well-established locale downtown.

The other group members sell traditional clothing and snacks. One of the group members was unable to be present when the photo was taken.
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La señora María Isabel es casada. Cuenta con 46 años de edad. No le dieron la oportunidad de estudiar. Tiene 2 hijos y de ellos 1 esta estudiando. Se dedica a la venta de ropa típica. Inició este negocio como empleada y a la fecha lleva 10 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo y solicita un préstamo que lo utilizará para la compra de mercadería tales como: Cortes, guipiles, fajas, etc. para surtir su venta. Espera en el futuro contar con un local bien establecido en el centro del municipio.

Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a la venta de ropa tipica y a la venta de refacciones.

Una de las integrantes no pudo asistir en el 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
  • 64
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Zona 2 Ki Group's $2,225 loan helped a member to buy clothes to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 2, 2015