Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Arístides is 38 years old and lives with his family in Sololá, within the Sololá department. He has six children; 4 sons and 2 daughters. He earns her income working as a mason and sometimes works in the city and other times in other areas. Arístides is asking for this loan in the amount of Q. 6,500.00 to buy building materials (cinder block, cement, and iron bars). What Arístides would really like is to finish building the rooms he began some time ago.
View original language description ↓
Arístides es una persona de 38 años de edad, vive con su familia en el municipio de Sololá, departamento de Sololá, tiene 6 hijos: 4 hombres y 2 mujeres, obtiene sus ingresos en trabajos de albañilería, a veces trabaja dentro del municipio y otra veces sale a otros departamentos, Arístides solicita un préstamo por un monto de Q. 6,500.00 para invertir en la compra de materiales de construcción (block, cemento y hierro). Lo que más anhela Arístides es terminar de construir sus cuartos que hace un buen tiempo empezó.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 74
    View loans »
    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,898,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Arístides to build some rooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2014
May 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015