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Mariano is single and 25. He lives with his partner in Caserío Chuarixché in Tablón canton in Sololá, Sololá. He works hard as a farmer to support his family. He grows potatoes on a plot close to the house where he lives. Farming, which he learned from his parents many years ago, was his first job and has allowed him to earn enough money to help pay household expenses.

He has 10 years of agricultural experience and now needs a loan of Q 3,500 to buy potato seed and organic fertilizer for the best harvest season of the year and to plow other sections to plant more vegetables. He dreams of building a house to improve his family's standard of living, as they still live with his parents.
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Mariano es un hombre soltero de 25 años de edad, vive junto a su pareja en el Caserío Chuarixché, Cantón el Tablón Sololá, Sololá.
El es un hombre agricultor que trabaja fuerte para mantener a su familia. Actualmente cultiva papa, en una parcela que se encuentra ubicada en el lugar donde vive.
Este trabajo lo aprendió de sus padres hace muchos años la cual fue el primer trabajo de su vida, de esta manera es como el obtiene ingresos aceptables que lo ayudan a contribuir con el sustento familiar.
El ahora tiene 10 años de experiencia realizando este tipo de trabajo por lo que ve la necesidad de solicitar un préstamo de Q 3,500.00 para comprar semillas de papa y abono orgánico ya que por la temporada del año la cosecha es mejor. Esto ara que cultive mas en otras parcelas expandiendo su verdura.
Su sueño es construir su casa para mejorar las condiciones de vida de su familia, ya que por el momento vive aun con sus padres.

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ADICLA's youth entrepreneurship loans allow young people without prior credit histories to borrow in groups, an opportunity that is not offered by many other microfinance institutions in Guatemala. The loans will be used to help them start small businesses.


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
  • 126
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mariano to buy potato seed and organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 24, 2013
Jul 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014