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Diego Samuel
Diego is a 36-year-old individual. He is married and lives in the town of Chichicastenango in the Department of El Quiche. He has four children. The first three children (ages 12, 9, and 7) attend a primary school in the community. The fourth child is 3 years old and has yet to attend school.

Diego is a bricklayer who has specialized in this line of work for four years. His wife makes traditional clothes and is able to help with the family expenses. Diego is requesting a loan in the amount of 8,000 GTQ so that he can buy doors and frames for the windows. This will improve his currently living conditions. One of his challenges is making improvements to the other rooms so that he can have a decent home.
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Diego es una persona de 36 años de edad, es casado, viven en el municipio de Chichicastenango, departamento de El Quiche, tiene 4 hijos, el primero de 12 años de edad, el segundo de 9 años de edad, el tercero de 7 años de edad, estudian nivel primaria en la comunidad y el cuarto de 3 años de edad todavía no asiste a la escuela, se dedica a la albañilería y se ha especializado hace cuatro años, la esposa se dedica a la elaboración de ropa típica y lo ayuda con los gastos de la familia, solicita un préstamo por un monto de Q. 8,000.00 para la comprar puertas, marcos para las ventanas, y así mejorar la condiciones donde actualmente vive. Unos de sus retos es poder mejorar otras habitaciones y así tener una vivienda digna.

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.

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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
  • 128
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Diego Samuel to buy doors and windows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015