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Cristóbal
Cristóbal is single and 29-years old. He has two dependent children who go to school. He lives with his family in San Antonio Palopó, Sololá. Cristóbal makes his living buying and selling costume jewelry (beaded items). He has been in this line of work for 9 years. He learned it from his parents and other family members.
Cristóbal sells his merchandise in the town of San Lucas Tolimán (to the south of Sololá). Through his work, Cristóbal earns enough to provide his children with food, clothing, housing and schooling, which fills him with a great deal of satisfaction.
In addition to buying and selling beaded jewelry, Cristóbal uses his days off to work as a day laborer in the community he lives in. This provides another source of income to supplement his family's finances.
Cristóbal is requesting a loan of Q 6,000.00 (USD $775) to purchase additional beaded items to increase his supply of merchandise.
He hopes to provide his children with an education and, in general, to improve their standard of living.
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Cristóbal, es soltero, de 29 años de edad, tiene 2 hijos menores de edad y estudiantes, el junto a su familia vive en San Antonio Palopó, Sololá. Se dedica a la compraventa de bisutería (artículos hechos de mostacilla), lleva 9 años realizando esta labor la cual la aprendió de sus padres y otros familiares.
La venta de este producto lo realiza en el municipio de San Lucas Tolimán (al sur de Sololá), a través de esta labor ella genera los ingresos con los cuales puede brindarles alimentación, ropa, vivienda y educación a sus hijos, lo que lo llena de mucha satisfacción.
Además de la compraventa de mostacilla, Cristóbal en sus días libres trabaja por jornal en la comunidad donde vive, lo que también le genera otros ingresos que complementan su presupuesto familiar.
El está solicitando un préstamo de Q 6,000.00 para la compra de más artículos de mostacilla para incrementar su mercadería.
Sueña con brindarles educación a sus hijos y en general mejorarle las condiciones de vida.

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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.

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  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,741,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Cristóbal to purchase more beaded items to increase his supply of merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 26, 2013
Listed
Dec 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014