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Jorge is 32 years old and lives with his family in the Municipality of Sololá, in Sololá Department. He has four children, two male and two female. He grows potatoes and corn which he sells in the municipal market. His other activity that generates income for him is making traditional clothing as a handicraft. The majority of the clothing he makes he sells in his community. Jorge is requesting a loan for the amount of 5,500 GTQ to buy agricultural inputs to grow potatoes (potato seeds, fertilizer, organic manure and others). Jorge is thinking of using the profits to plaster one of the rooms of his house in order to improve the family's living conditions.
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Jorge es una persona de 32 años de edad, viven con su familia en el municipio de Sololá, departamento de Sololá, tiene 4 hijos, 2 hombres y 2 mujeres, se dedica a cultivar papa y maíz, los vende en el mercado del municipio, la otra actividad que le genera ingresos es la elaboración de trajes típicos de forma artesanal, la mayoría de trajes los vende en el lugar donde vive, Jorge solicita un crédito por un monto de Q. 5,500.00 para comprar insumos para el cultivo de papa (semilla de papa, fertilizante, abono orgánico y otros) con las ganancia que obtenga Jorge piensa aplicarle repello a uno de los ambientes de su casa, con fin de mejorar las condiciones donde vive con su familia.

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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
  • 80
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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 $725 helped Jorge to buy potato seeds and inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2014
Jun 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2015