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Juan, 28, lives in the town of San Antonio Palopo in the department of Solola. He is single and still lives at home with his parents. He sells vegetables, buying in bulk and selling in smaller quantities. He has been doing this for 6 years and learned everything he knows from his father, who taught him from a young age.

Juan asks for a loan of 8000 Quetzals to buy vegetables at wholesale and later resell them. He has plans to make improvements to his parents' home and thereby improve their living conditions.
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Juan es una persona de 28 años de edad, vive en el municipio de San Antonio Palopó, departamento de Sololá, es soltero, todavía vive en la casa de sus padres, se dedica a vender verduras, compra por mayor y lo vende a menudeo, tiene 6 años de dedicarse a esta actividad, todos los conocimientos los adquirió de su papá porque desde niño empezó a ayudarlo, Juan solicita un crédito por un monto de Q. 8,000.00 para comprar verduras por mayor y luego venderlos, Juan tiene planeado mejorar la casa donde vive y así tener una mejor condición de vida.

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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
  • 76
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,872,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Juan to buy and sell vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2014
Jun 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015