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Enrique’s a 48-year-old farmer; he’s married and lives in Sololá. He has nine children, four boys two of which work independently and two who attend the local school; he also has five daughters three of which work independently and two attend school.

He works in agriculture growing potatoes, onions, beets and cabbage on a parcel he has at home. He learned this from his father when he was a boy. Needing to start his own business he decided to start growing and selling his own products with support from his family.

He now has 33 years’ experience growing his own crops and he earns good profits from these vegetables. He’s therefore asking for a 5,000 Quetzal loan to buy potato and carrot seeds and fertilizer to grow and harvest and improve his family’s income. He dreams in future with being able to expand his crops more into another parcel so that his profits will be higher; all of this is aimed at having better family development.
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Enrique es un hombre agricultor de 48 años de edad, el está casado y vive en Sololá. El tiene nueve hijos de ellos cuatro varones dos trabajan independientemente y dos estudian en una escuela de la comunidad también cinco mujeres tres trabajan independientemente y dos estudian.

El se dedica a la agricultura cultivando papa, cebolla, remolacha, repollo en una parcela que tiene donde se ubica su hogar, esto lo aprendió de su padre desde pequeño. Viendo la necesidad de crear su propio negocio decide cultivar y comercializar su propio producto con el apoyo de su familia.
El ahora cuenta con 33 años de realizar su propio cultivo viendo que obtiene ganancias buenas cultivando estas verduras. De este modo el solicita un préstamo de Q 5,000.00 para que pueda comprar semillas de papa, zanahoria y su fertilizante para cultivar y cosecharlo mejorando sus ingresos junto a su familia.
El sueña que en un futuro el pueda ampliar mas su cultivo en otra parcela para que pueda obtener mayores ganancias, todo con el fin de tener un mejor desarrollo familiar.

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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
  • 129
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,855,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Enrique to buy potato and carrot seeds and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013