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Catarina is 59 years old and lives in Nahuala, in the Sololá department. Her family consists of one son and one daughter, both of whom are now adults. Catarina has a boiled maize grinder and a shop, where her husband helps her. Catarina needs a loan of 6,000 Qetzal in order to buy more products for her store, to invest in the grinder and to offer her customers better service. Catarina is a very enterprising person and helps her family with an income. Her future wish is to buy a larger grinder.
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Catarina es una persona de 59 años, vive en el municipio de Nahuala, Sololá, la familia la conforma un hijo y una hija ya mayores de edad, ella tiene un molino de nixtamal y una tienda, la ayuda su esposo a atenderlo, ella necesita Q. 6,000.00 para comprar más productos para su tienda e invertirlo en el molino y así darle un mejor servicio a sus clientes, Catarina es una persona muy emprendedora y ayuda a su familia con los ingresos, el deseo de ella en futuro es comprar un molino más grande.

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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
  • 125
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,855,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Catarina to buy groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015