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Luis, 48, is married living with his four daughters two of which are already married and two are still in school. They live in the Maxeño Santo Tomas, La Unión, Suchitepequez.

He’s a hardworking man who strives daily to move his family forward. He comments that he’s a tailor and chose this activity because he likes it because he’s able to manufacture various types of articles of clothing. He’s been in this line of work for 20 years.

He earns acceptable income and profits from what he does and is asking for a 6,000 Quetzal loan to buy an industrial sewing machine to offer better customer service. His dream is to generate higher profits in his business in order to have a locale in which to display the various clothes he makes.
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Luis es un hombre casado de 48 años de edad, vive junto a sus 4 hijas, de las cuales dos ya se encuentran casadas y las otras dos aun están estudiando, actualmente viven en el Sector Maxeño Santo Tomas la Unión, Suchitepequez.
El es un hombre trabajador ya que cada día se esfuerza por sacar adelante a su familia. Comenta que es sastre, eligió esta actividad porque le gusta ya que puede elaborar diferentes prendas de vestir. Por lo que ahora lleva 20 años trabajando en este oficio.
A través de lo que realiza obtiene ingresos y ganancias aceptables, por lo que de esta manera está solicitando un préstamo de Q 6,000.00 para la compra de una máquina de coser industrial y así poder ofrecerles un mejor servicio a sus clientes.
Su sueño es generar más ganancias a través de su negocio y así poder tener un local en donde pueda exhibir las diferentes prendas que elabora.

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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
  • 123
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,287,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Luis to buy an industrial sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014