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Marta is a 39-year-old woman. She has 2 daughters that are 9 and 6 years old. Currently she lives in Callejón San Francisco ,of the municipality of Panajachel, in the department of Sololá.

She works in the sale of dress shoes such as sandals and other items. Due to lack of employment opportunities, she decided to learn this skill to pay the family household expenses. Because of her work she is able to generate an acceptable income and earnings.

She is requesting a loan of 11,000,000 GTQ to purchase materials such as soles, leather, and insoles to create different shoes. Her dream is to have a store where she can find her shoes and provide better service to her customers. This way she will be able to earn more income to build a house and have a better quality of life for her family.
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Marta es una mujer casada de 39 años de edad, tiene 2 hijas de 9 y 6 años, actualmente viven en el Callejón San Francisco del Municipio de Panajachel del departamento de Sololá.
Ella se dedica a la elaboración de zapatos de vestir como sandalias entre otros. Por la falta de oportunidades de empleo decidió aprender este oficio para poder sufragar los gastos familiares. A través de lo que realiza obtiene ingresos y ganancias aceptables.
Ella está solicitando un préstamo de Q 11,000.00 para la compra de materiales como suelas, cuero y plantillas para poder elaborar diferentes zapatos.
Su sueño es tener un local en donde pueda colocar sus zapatos y así ofrecerles un mejor servicio a sus clientes, de esta manera podrá generar mejores ganancias para poder construir su casa y mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.

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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
  • 95
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,959,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Marta to purchase materials to create shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014