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Lesly Liliana
Lesly, 22, is a young, single woman that lives in Sololá with her parents and an older brother who is an independent worker. Lesly raises pigs and sells their meat in her community’s marketplace. She started this line of work when she was studying because she needed some income in order to support herself and finish her studies. Thanks to this effort, she reached one of her goals in life. She started this business five years ago and has seen that it generates good income for her family.

Conscious of the need to invest more in her business, she is requesting a loan of 7000 GTQ. She will buy more pigs, raise them and sell their meat in the local marketplace, which will result in better profits. She expects to expand her business even more and offer her product in other marketplaces.
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Lesly es una señorita de 22 años de edad, ella es soltera y vive en Sololá con sus padres y un hermano mayo quien trabaja independientemente.
Ella se dedica a la crianza y a la venta de carne de cerdo en el mercado de su comunidad. Esta actividad lo empezó a realizar cuando estudiaba su carrera académica porque ella necesitaba de ingresos económicos para poder mantener y terminar esta carrera ahora gracias a eso ella logro uno de sus objetivos en la vida.
Ella tiene ahora 5 años de emprender este negocio y ha visto los buenos resultados en la generación de ganancias para su familia.
De este modo ella ve la necesidad de invertir más capital en su negocio solicitando un préstamo de Q 7,000.00 para comprar más cerdos y poder criarlos para luego poder comercializar la carne en el mercado local obteniendo mejores resultados en sus ganancias.
De esto ella sueña hacer crecer más su negocio y expandir más su producto en otros mercados.

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More information about this loan

ADICLA's youth entrepreneurship loans allow young people without prior credit histories to borrow in groups, an opportunity that is not offered by many other microfinance institutions in Guatemala. The loans will be used to help them start small businesses.


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
  • 59
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,393,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Lesly Liliana to buy pigs to raise and sell their meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014