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Sara is a 38-year old woman who is married and has two children, ages 16 and 13. She lives with her family in Suchitepéquez. She makes a living growing and selling bananas in her community. She learned this activity from her family, who had been doing it for many years. Her job gives her enough income to provide her children with what they need. She says she has been in this business for over 10 years and that she enjoys that it is an honest activity and helpful to the community. Sara also produces coffee, which gives her some extra income to complement the family budget.

She is requesting a loan of Q10,000 to buy supplies to maintain her banana plots. Sara's dream is to increase her coffee and banana production to generate more income and improve the life conditions of her family.
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Sara es una señora de 38 años de edad, casada, tiene dos hijos de 16 y 13 años de edad respectivamente, vive junto a su familia en Suchitepéquez.
Ella se dedica a la producción y venta de banano, lo cual lo realiza en la comunidad donde vive; esta actividad la aprendió de su familia, quienes se dedican a lo mismo desde muchos años atrás. Esta labor le generan a ella los ingresos necesarios que le permiten darle lo necesario a sus hijos. Ella comenta que tiene más de 10 años de estar realizando esta actividad, le gusta esta actividad porque es honrado y la ayuda a sentirse útil a su comunidad.
Además Sara se dedica a la producción de café lo que le genera ingresos extras que complementan su presupuesto familiar.
Ella solicita un préstamo de Q 10,000.00 que utilizará para la compra de insumos para el mantenimiento de sus parcelas de banano.
Sara sueña con incrementar la producción de café y banano para generar más ingresos y con ello 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
  • 76
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,872,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,300 helped Sara to buy supplies to maintain her banana plots.
75% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2014
Feb 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: