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Jorge Luis
Jorge is a 29-year-old single man. He lives with his 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls in Colonia Chuatraz in zone 2 of the Barrio el Calvario Sololá in Sololá. He makes a living in agriculture, cultivating lettuce near his home. He learned this work with his father when he was little. He has been doing this kind of activity for 8 years now since this type of crop maintains its price on the market and he has better earnings with which he covers all of the family expenses.

In this fashion he sees the need to invest in order to improve his revenue and profit and therefore he is requesting a loan of 5,500.00 quetzales (GTQ) to buy small lettuce plants and organic fertilizer to then cultivate the plants.

Among his dreams is to build a greenhouse for his crop by means of the profit that he obtains from what he is doing.
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Jorge es un hombre soltero de 29 años de edad, vive junto a sus 4 hijos 2 hombre y 2 mujeres en la Colonia Chuatraz, zona 2 Barrio el Calvario Sololá, Sololá.
El se dedica a la agricultura, cultivando lechuga cerca de su vivienda, este trabajo lo aprendió junto a su padre desde que era pequeño, ahora lleva 8 años de realizar este tipo de actividad, ya que esta clase de cultivo mantiene su precio en el mercado teniendo mejores ganancias con las cuales cubre todos los gastos de su familia.
De esta manera ve la necesidad de invertir para mejorar sus ingresos y ganancias por lo que está solicitando un préstamo de Q 5,500.00 para comprar pilones (plantas pequeñas) de lechuga y abono orgánico para luego cultivarlo.
Entre sus sueños está construir un invernadero para su cultivo, mediante las ganancias que obtiene en lo que realiza.

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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
  • 74
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,898,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Jorge Luis to buy small lettuce plants and organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 24, 2013
Jul 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 28, 2014