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Farming is suitable work only for those people who love the earth as a mother, a creator of futures for life, good futures with hope for the generations to come.

Julián, 76, who lives in Sololá, is married and has one child who works on his own. He has some land for farming, an extra job, because Julián's retired now after working in a public institution for 25 years.

Nevertheless, Julián knows that the land he was born to asks to be taken care of with a farmer's tenderness. He knows that by growing potatoes and other crops he's securing the future for his family and other generations.

For that reason Julián requested a loan as a major way to keep on securing that future that is so inspiring for his future generations.
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La agricultura es una actividad solamente apta para toda aquella persona que ama la tierra como a una madre, como una engendredora de futuros para la vida. Buenos futuros de esperanzas para generaciones siguientes.

Don Julián de 76 años, quien vive en Sololá, casado, y con un hijo quien trabaja por cuenta propia posee una cantidad de terreno para dedicarse a la agricultura, una actividad extra para don Julián, ya que trabajó en una institución pública durante 25 años, y ahora es jubilado.

Sin embargo, don Julián sabe que la tierra que lo vió nacer, le pide que la cuide con la ternura de un agricultor. Sembrando papas y otros productos sabe don Julián que asegura el futuro de su familia y demás generaciones.

Para eso Julián ha solicitado un préstamo como factor principal que seguir asegurando ese futuro tan esperanzador para sus generaciones por venir

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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

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 93
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,105,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Julián to buy agricultural inputs and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 11, 2014
Aug 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014