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Don Valeriano is a man of 42. He is married and lives in Sololá together with his wife and their three children, two boys and a girl, who work with him, and one of them is in school and on the verge of finishing his course of study.

He makes different types of designs in threads, which are used in the typical women's clothing of his community and are called "jaspeado." He learned to do this work many years ago from some people who were able to teach him.

He is independent, working with his own capital for 21 years, along with his wife and his children. Seeing that his earnings are good, he wants to continue investing capital to continue making this type of product, because there is greater demand at this time of year.

He is applying for a loan of 7000 Q to expand his business, buying thread and dyes that he will use to make more jaspeado and obtain better earnings for his family.

His great dream is to see his son graduate from his course of study, since he has only one year left, so that living conditions in the future will improve.
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Don Valeriano es un hombre de 42 años de edad el esta casado y vive en Sololá. Junto a su esposo y sus 3 hijos de los cuales 2 varones y una mujer que trabajan con el y 1 de ellos esta estudiando a punto de terminar su carrera académica.
El se dedica a la fabricación de figuras de diferentes clases en hilos que se utilizan en los trajes típicos femeninos que usan en su comunidad la cual se le llama (jaspeado). El aprendió hace muchos años a realizar este trabajo con algunas personas que le pudieron enseñar.
El es independiente trabajando con su propio capital desde hace 21 años junto a su esposa y sus hijos. Viendo que su ganancia es buena y quiere seguir invirtiendo capital para seguir fabricando este tipo de producto por en la época del año existe mayor demanda.
El solicita un préstamo de Q 7,000.00 para ampliar su negocio comprando hilos y tintes que utilizara para fabricar mas jaspeado obteniendo mejores ganancias para la familia.
Su mayor sueño es ver a su hijo graduarse de una carrera académica ya que solo le queda un año para hacerlo de modo que en un futuro las condiciones de vida mejoren.

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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
  • 114
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,638,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Valeriano to buy threads and dyes to make jaspeado.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 28, 2014