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Marcos, 56, lives in the town of San Antonio Palopó, in the department of Sololá. He has 5 children; 3 are already married and 2 still live at home. They work in artisan crafts, growing onions, and cultivating coffee. He also works in a chalet that is located on the edge of the lake. He sells his products by going from town to town.

Marcos needs a loan of 3000 Quetzals to buy inputs to help him care for his coffee crop. He plans to make improvements to his home.
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Marcos es una persona de 56 años de edad, vive en el municipio de San Antonio Palopó, departamento de Sololá, tiene 5 hijos; 3 ya están casadas, 2 aún viven con ellos trabajan en la elaboración de artesanías, se dedica al cultivo de cebolla, tiene sembradío de café, trabaja también en chalet que está ubicado en la orillas del lago, sus productos los vende el mercado del municipio, Marcos necesita un crédito por un monto de Q. 3,000.00 para comprar de insumos que sirve para el mantenimiento de café, Marcos tiene planeado hacerle mejoras a su vivienda.

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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
  • 112
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,324,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marcos to care for his coffee crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 24, 2014
Jun 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2015