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Clara Isabel
Clara is a single 24-year-old woman, she currently lives with her two daughters in the department of Suchitepequez. She fights for her family's well-being. She currently has a convenience store, that is located meters from her residence. She chose this activity because it's profitable and productive and also her parents motivated her to start it, it's helped her contribute to support her family. She's had the business for two years and has generated good income and profit. She has decided to request a loan of 10,000 GTQ to buy groceries, products for daily consumption, with this she will offer better service to her clients and increase her profits. Her dream is to have more profits, renovate her home and be able to improve life conditions for her family.
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Clara es una mujer soltera de 24 años de edad, actualmente vive junto a sus dos hijas en el Departamento de Suchitepequez.
Ella es una mujer que lucha por el bienestar de su familia. Comenta que actualmente cuenta con una tienda de abarrotes, que se encuentra ubicada a unos metros de su vivienda. Eligió esta actividad porque es rentable y productiva y además de ello sus padres fueron los que la motivaron para emprender este negocio, que le ha ayudado a contribuir al sustento familiar.
Ahora cuenta con dos años de tener su negocio que le ha generado buenos ingresos y ganancias. Por lo que ahora ha tomado la decisión de solicitar un préstamo de Q 10,000.00 para la compra de productos de consumo diario para poder ofrecerles un mejor servicio a sus clientes y así incrementar sus ganancias.
Su sueño es incrementar más sus ganancias para remodelar su vivienda y de esta manera podrá mejorar las condiciones de vida de su familia.

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More information about this loan

ADICLA's youth entrepreneurship loans allow young people without prior credit histories to borrow in groups, an opportunity that is not offered by many other microfinance institutions in Guatemala. The loans will be used to help them start small businesses.


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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Clara Isabel to buy groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015