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Señora Cruz is 41 and lives with her husband in the town of Chuaxic, in the Department of Sololá. The couple has six children; three sons ages 22, 20, and 18, who are all farmers; and three daughters, ages 14, 12, and 8. Señora Cruz has a farmed a plot next to her home for over 20 years so that she can improve her situation and support her family. She also makes traditional regional textiles.

Señora Cruz is applying for a loan to purchase seed potatoes. Her top priority is to be able to improve her harvest, as that would allow her to purchase additional plots of land.
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Cruz es una señora que vive en una aldea llamada Chuaxic, Sololá. Tiene 41 años y vive en unión con su esposo. Tiene tres hijos con edad de 22, 20 y 18 años quienes son agricultores. También tiene tres hijas con edades de 14, 12 y 8 años.

Cruz se ha dedicado a la agricultura en el lugar de su domicilio desde hace más de 20 años para poder salir adelante y así sostener a su familia. Además Cruz se dedica al tejido típico y tradicional de su lugar.

La señora Cruz está solicitando un préstamo para la compra de semilla de papa.

Su mayor deseo es poder producir más de lo que ya produce a través de la agricultura comprando más cuerdas de tierra.

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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
  • 124
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $725 helped Cruz to purchase seed potatoes.
83% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: