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Mariano is a single, 57-year old man who lives with his 7 children: 4 males and 3 females. They live in the Cuacruz settlement in the Churunel Sololá area of Sololá. He is a farmer who cultivates corn; he decided on this activity due to the lack of jobs. Through his farming activities he is able to feed his family. He sells his products in the local market in Sololá. He started farming because this is an occupation that his parents taught him when he was young. This is why he is able to obtain acceptable earnings to help cover his family's needs.

Mariano is requesting a loan of 3,000.00 Guatemalan quetzales to buy organic fertilizer and corn seeds so that he can obtain more earnings from his production. His dream is to have a store that sells consumer staples, so that he could have another income to improve his family's living conditions.
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Mariano es un señor soltero de 57 años de edad, vive junto a sus 7 hijos 4 hombres y 3 mujeres en el Caserío Cuacruz Sector Churunel Sololá, Sololá.
El se dedica al cultivo de maíz ya que por falta de trabajo decidió elegir esta actividad. A través de lo que produce puede alimentar a su familia y venderlo en el mercado local de Sololá. El empezó a trabajar en la agricultura porque es un oficio que sus padres le enseñaron desde pequeño y es por ello que obtiene ingresos aceptables que le ayuda a cubrir las diferentes necesidades de su familia.
El está solicitando un préstamo de Q 3,000.00 para comprar fertilizante orgánico y semillas de maíz para obtener mejores ganancias en lo que produce.
Su sueño es tener una tienda de compraventa de consumo diario para poder tener otro ingreso para mejorar las condiciones de vida de su familia.

Additional Information


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
  • 72
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,872,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Mariano to buy organic fertilizer and corn seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jul 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014