Manuel is a hardworking gentleman who has plenty of drive to succeed. He currently grows bananas in a place near his home. Bananas are one of the fruits that are among the most widely grown in the region. Manuel started this business five years ago so that he could take advantage of the land he acquired near his home. This business enables him to generate a better income so that he can support his wife and six children who help him with his work.
Manuel is requesting a loan of 7,000 GTQ so that he can cultivate more banana plants on his land and later harvest the fruit to sell. As a result, he will have more income in the future. He plans to provide the education for his remaining children so that they can finish their current levels and higher.
About ADICLAADICLA (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.
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