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The need to move forward in life has led Manuel to learn some trades. Over the years, he has made a living selling medicine and giving serums to the sick.

In addition to the people who come to him for his medicines, other people seek him out for sewing, since Manuel is also a tailor.

He has found it necessary to request a loan in order to expand his medicine selling business which is his service for the people. In addition, he would like to continue supporting his children.
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La necesidad de seguir adelante en la vida ha llevado a Manuel a aprender algunos oficios. A través de los años se ha dedicado a vender medicina y poner sueros a los enfermos.

Además de que la gente lo busca para sus medicinas, existen otras personas que lo buscan para que les haga alguna costura ya que también Manuel es costurero.

Se ha visto en la necesidad de solicitar un crédito para ampliar su negocio de venta de medicina que es su servicio para las personas. Además que le gustaría seguir apoyando a sus hijos.

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

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 120
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,316,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,300 helped Manuel to expand his business.
71% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2014
Aug 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: