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Santa, 31, lives in the municipality of Solola, department of Solola, and is single. She makes a living growing potatoes. Besides farming, she has a grocery shop (selling sugar, corn, and rice among other things) from which she obtains her income.

She requests a loan of 3,000 quetzals which she will invest in buying potato seeds and other supplies. Santa is creative person and wants to improve her standard of living which is why she started the grocery shop. Her dream is to expand and better stock her shop.
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Santa es una persona de 31 años de edad, viven en el municipio de Sololá, departamento de Sololá, es soltera, se dedica a cultivar papa, además del cultivo tiene una tienda de abarrotes (azúcar, maíz, arroz entre otros) que es donde obtiene sus ingresos, ella solicita un crédito por un monto de Q. 3,000.00 que lo invierte en la compra semilla de papa y otros insumos, Santa es una persona muy creativa y quiere mejorar sus condiciones de vida, por eso instaló la tienda de abarrotes, el sueño de ella es ampliar y surtir mejor su tienda.

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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
  • 71
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,872,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Santa to buy potato seeds and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 21, 2014
May 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2015