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Jorge Fernando
Jorge is a farmer who is 31 years old, single and who today lives with his parents and siblings in Sololá. He has worked in agriculture since he was 12 years old, the age at which he ended his primary education and for economic reasons could not continue studying. Now, with his siblings, he supports his family's economy.

He works cultivating potato, beans, beets and more, a few kilometers from his home to later harvest them and sell them in the same place and in the edges of the region.

He has realized that in the last few months the harvests have been very good and he has seen them leave him with good earnings. In light of this, he sought a loan of 5,000 quetzals to be able to buy more onion seeds and potatoes along with the inputs that he uses.

One of his biggest dreams is to be able to construct his own home in the future, or even better, to buy land where he can cultivate more vegetables.
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Jorge es un hombre agricultor de 31 años de edad, soltero quien actualmente vive con sus padres y hermanos en Sololá. Trabaja en la agricultura desde que tenia 12 años cuenta que termino sus estudios académicos primarios y por razones económicas no pudo seguir estudiando y ahora conjuntamente con sus hermanos apoyan a la economía de su familia.
El se dedica a cultivar cebolla, papa, frijol, remolacha y más a pocos kilómetros de su residencia, para luego cosecharlos y comercializarlos en el mismo lugar y en el exterior del departamento.
Se a dado cuenta que en los últimos meses las cosechas son muy buenas y a las vez le han dejado buenas ganancias, de esta manera el solicita un préstamo de Q 5,000.00 para que el pueda comprar mas semillas de cebolla y papa así como otros insumos que se utiliza.
Unos de sus más grandes sueños es que en el futuro pueda lograr construir su propia casa o a lo mejor comprar terreno donde pueda cultivar más verduras.

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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

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 91
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,652,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Jorge Fernando to buy potato and onion seeds to cultivate.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 21, 2012
Listed
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 18, 2013