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Maria
María is a 42-year-old woman who is married and lives in Sololá. She has three children. Her oldest child has already graduated and is currently helping her. The second child will graduate this year and her youngest child is in the second year toward earning a diploma.


With the help of her husband, María sells different types of fresh fruit that are grown throughout the region. Her products include bananas, pineapples, watermelons, melons, papayas, peaches, plums, oranges, and other fruits depending on the season. Prior to this business, her first job was selling potato chips at the market in her community. María says that she now sells fruit because she is able to generate more income to support her family.


She is requesting a loan of 5,000 GTQ in order to buy a large quantity of fruits so that she can expand her business and improve her family’s income. With the additional money she will earn in the future, she dreams of seeing her two youngest children finish their studies so that they can help her full-time. She also wants to sell fruit to the wholesalers in her community.

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María mujer de 42 años de edad, casada, vive en Sololá, tiene tres hijos el primero de de ellos ya graduado del los estudios del nivel medio quien actualmente ayuda a su madre , el segundo que se estará graduando este año y el tercero esta en el segundo año de su carrera académica, ella con el apoyo de su esposo se dedican a vender diversos tipos de frutas frescas que se cosechan en la región, tales como bananos, piñas, sandias, melones, papayas, duraznos, jocotes, naranjas y entre otros depende de la temporada del año, antes de esto su primer trabajo fue vender papas fritas en el mercado de su comunidad, ahora se dedica a este comercio ya que se dio cuenta que le genera mas ingresos, para sostener a su familia, por lo tanto solicita un préstamo de Q 5,000.00 para comprar mayor cantidad de frutas así ampliar su negocio para tener mejores ingresos familiares, con sus mejores ingresos futuros, sueña con terminar de darles los estudios académicos a sus últimos dos hijos que están apoyándola en todo momento y también poder vender las frutas a mayoristas de su comunidad.

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About ADICLA

ADICLA (Association for the Holistic Development of the Basin of Lake Atitlán) is nonprofit rural community development association that provides small loans and services to improve quality of life in two of the poorest regions of Guatemala, home to large indigenous populations. Kiva funding will be used to support three innovative credit initiatives: youth business loans, green loans, and smaller loans to help ADICLA move down-market and serve poorer clients.

About Guatemala

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,744,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maria to buy a variety of fruits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 21, 2012
Listed
Sep 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013