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Antonio is a single, 33-year-old man who lives with his three children, one boy and two girls, in Colonia Buena Vista, in the El Calvario Sololá neighborhood of Sololá. He is a builder; he chose this trade because he was working in agriculture years ago, but he realized that his income was getting lower all the time. So he decided to opt for this work. He continued to gain experience through some family members who encouraged him to keep going, thereby contributing to the family's finances.

Antonio has twelve years of experience in this type of work; through what he does, he earns an acceptable income. He is requesting a loan of 7,000.00 GTQ to purchase materials like lime, sand, gravel, and cement to remodel his house. His dream is to build two cinderblock rooms to provide a better quality of life to his family.
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Antonio es un hombre soltero de 33 años de edad vive junto a sus 3 hijos, 1 hombre y 2 mujeres en la Colonia Buena Vista, Barrio El Calvario Sololá, Sololá.
El es albañil eligió esta actividad porque hace años, el se dedicaba a la agricultura pero se dio cuenta que los ingresos eran cada vez más bajos, por lo que decidió obtar por esta labor, fue adquiriendo experiencia por medio de unos familiares que lo motivaron a seguir adelante, contribuyendo de esta manera con la economía de su familia.
Cuenta con 12 años de experiencia en este tipo de trabajo a través de lo que realiza obtiene ingresos aceptables, por lo que esta solicitando un préstamo de Q 7,000.00 para la compra de materiales como cal hidratada, arena, piedrín y cemento para la remodelación de su vivienda.
Su sueño es construir 2 cuartos de block, para poder brindarle una mejor calidad de vida a 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 73
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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 $900 helped Antonio to purchase materials to remodel his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015