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Mariano
Mariano is 33 years old and single. He has two children, a girl and a boy, who live in the hamlet of El Oratorio in the canton of Chuaxic, which is in the department and city of Sololá. Mariano is a farmer, and he says that he chose this work because he likes working with nature. He has been a farmer for eight years now, and he earns most of his income from the crops that he grows. Mariano says that onions are now a more profitable crop, and that the higher income helps him to support his family.

Mariano is requesting this loan of 7,500 GTQ to buy onion seeds and organic fertilizer for his crops, which he hopes to sell in the local market to improve his income. Mariano says that his dream is to buy more land to farm so that he can continue to provide for his family.
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Mariano es un señor soltero de 33 años de edad, quien tiene dos hijos, una mujer y un hombre quienes viven en el Caserío El Oratorio, Cantón Chuaxic, Sololá, Sololá.
El se dedica al trabajo de campo como agricultor. Eligio esta actividad porque le gusta relacionarse con la naturaleza, por medio de lo que cultiva obtiene la mayor parte de sus ingresos por lo que ya lleva 8 años en esta labor.
Comenta que ahora el cultivo de cebolla le genera mejores ingresos y ganancias que le ayudan aportar a la economía de su familia.
El está solicitando un préstamo de Q 7,500.00 para la compra de semillas de cebolla y abono orgánico para poder cultivar y distribuirlo en el mercado local para mejorar sus ganancias.
Su sueño es adquirir más terrenos para poder cultivar y así sacar adelante a su familia.

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About ADICLA

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

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,387,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Mariano to buy onion seeds and organic fertilizer for his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 11, 2013
Listed
Sep 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014