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Flor De Xeabaj Group
In this Group: Maria , Tomasa , Sebastiana , Sebastiana , Sebastiana , Ana , Tomasa , Lucia , Maria , Sebastiana
Tomasa is married and is 31 years old. She did not have the opportunity to attend school. She has 8 children, 2 of which are in school. She makes a living making blouses that are typical of the region. She started this business by learning it from her mother, and now has 3 years of experience.

She organized this group and is requesting a loan that will be used to purchase thread and fabric to make blouses. In the future, she wishes to offer a variety of styles of blouses and sell them wholesale.

The other group members work in trade and crafts.

There are 11 members in the photograph but only 10 of them were awarded the loan.
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La señora Tomasa es de estado civil casada. De 31 años de edad. No tuvo la oportundad de estudiar. Tiene 8 hijos y de ellos 2 van a la escuela. Se dedica a la elaboración de Guipiles típicos de la región. Inició este negocio por la enseñanza de su madre y a la fecha lleva 3 años de experiencia.

Organiza un grupo y solicita un préstamo que lo utilizará para la compra de Hilos y Tela para poder elaborar los guipiles. Desea en el futuro ofrecer variedad de estilos de guipiles y vender por mayor.

Las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican al comercio y artesanias.

En la fotografía son 11 integrantespero, solo a 10 de ellas se les otorgó 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
  • 72
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Flor De Xeabaj Group's $3,425 loan helped a member purchase thread and fabric to make blouses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 2, 2015