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Residing in the Chuaqanaq Cantón Pachipac sector of Nahualá, Sololá, she has been dedicated to the activity of weaving, specifically the production of typical fabrics and her husband works in the agricultural field. Through the weaving business she generates income to help her husband cover the family expenses. She is coming to ASDIR to increase their work capital, and thus, cover the demand for her products which are sold in the municipalities of Nahualá and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan in the province of Sololá. With a little more capital she would be able to sell in nearby municipalities and improve her income to provide a higher quality of life to her family.

Translated from Spanish by Donald Allen, Kiva Volunteer.

Residente del Sector Chuaqanaq Cantón Pachipac, Nahualá, Sololá, desde hace Cinco años se dedica a la Artesanía “Tejeduría” , específicamente elaboración de telas típicas y el esposo de dedica a actividades de campo “Agricultura”, por medio de este trabajo genera ingresos económicos y ayuda a su esposo para sufragar los gastos de toda la familia, esta persona acude a ASDIR para ampliar su capital de trabajo y así poder cubrir la demanda de sus productos, estos productos son vendidos en el departamento de Chimaltenango y en el área o comunidades de los municipios de Nahualá y Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan, del departamento de Sololá, con un poco más de capital estaría vendiendo en otros municipios cercanos y mejorar sus ingresos para brindar un mejor nivel de vida a su familia.

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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.

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  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 66
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  • $12,393,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.4
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Magdalena increase of work capital for artisan business, specifically production of typical fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2008
Aug 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010