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For 15 years, the streets Solola and other cities are blessed by the footsteps of Marcela, She is single, 60 years old, and has two children already married and the third, the youngest, living with her.

She is dedicated to making and selling typical scarves made ​​with a loom. This is a craft she learned working for other people. Now it is her own business. In addition, she makes a variety of typical products.

One of her personal goals is to have a variety of materials and products to meet the needs of the public to whom she sells and clients she has.

This is the reason that motivates Marcela to seek a loan for the purchase of raw material and yarn for the loom. It allows her to continue producing scarves and other typical local products.
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Desde hace 15 años, las calles Sololá y otras ciudades son bendecidas por los pasos de Marcela, soltera de 60 años, con dos hijos ya casados y el tercero más pequeño que vive con ella.

Ella se dedica a elaborar y vender servilletas típicas hechas con el telar, oficio que lo aprendió trabajando para otras personas, ahora lo hace como negocio propio. Además de otra variedad de productos típicos.

Una de sus metas personales es tener una gran variedad de materiales y productos para satisfacer las necesidades del público a quien le vende y clientes que ella tiene.

Es razón que la mueve a Marcela para solicitar un préstamo para la compra de materia prima como el hilo para el telar que le sirve para seguir elaborando además de las servilletas típicas y otros productos típicos.

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.

About Guatemala

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,798,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $525 helped Marcela to purchase yarn for weaving.
66% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: