Antonio makes his money selling bananas that he grows. He does this in the community where he lives as buyers come from all over and this allows him to sell at better prices. He started to help his parents when he was 5 years old so he learned how to sell.
The loan that Antonio is requesting is to buy inputs to care for his banana plants. In the future he wants to build two houses for his children. He joined his communal bank when he saw that you got more benefits when you were organized.
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About ADICLAADICLA (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.
This is a Group Loan
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