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Florinda Agustina
Doña Florinda Agustina is 33 years of age. She is an artisan by trade, engaged in the preparation of women’s aprons She lives with her children, and she and her husband work in a shop with three machines, along with two other employees. She has been making aprons for 10 years in her residence which may be found in Paraje Chichaclan, Cantón Poxlajuj, in the Department of Totonicapán, Guatemala. At present, her customer demand has grown but the economic conditions she has encountered have not allowed her to accumulate her working capital. For that reason, she turned to the Asociación ASDIR to solicit a loan with the intention of buying raw materials, and thus increase her sales. She is also hoping to bring up her children in order to improve their living conditions.
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Doña Florinda Agustina de 33 años de edad, es casada de oficios, Artesana “Confección de Delantales para mujeres”, cuenta con un taller de 3 máquinas, habita junto a sus hijos, y con su esposo cuentan con Dos empleados para la misma actividad, lleva 10 años de confeccionar delantales en su residencia que se encuentra en el Paraje Chichaclan, Cantón Poxlajuj, del departamento de Totonicapán, Guatemala, actualmente la demanda de su clientela a crecido, pero las condiciones económicas en que se encuentra no son suficientes para que ella pueda aumentar su capital, por tal razón acudió a la Asociación ASDIR, a solicitar un préstamo, con la intención de comprar materia prima y de esa manera poder aumentar sus ventas, esperando también poder sacar adelante a sus hijos para mejorar sus condiciones de vida.

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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.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 69
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.6
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Florinda Agustina purchase of Raw Materials (Crafts).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 4, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009