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Marcelo

Guatemala
Solola, Guatemala / Agriculture

A loan of $1,100 helped to buy organic fertilizer and other materials to help grow trees.


Marcelo's story

Marcelo is a 49-year-old, married man with four children. He lives in Sololá. Marcleo works alongside his only son. One of Marcelo's daughters is married, and the other two study in a nearby school. Marcelo makes a living growing trees, a trade he learned while working for government reforestation projects in various regions of the country. He has 15 years of experience in this business. In this way, he helps to improve the environment, selling trees in regions where they go for the best prices.

Marcelo is requesting a loan of 8,500 Guatemalan quetzales in order to buy organic fertilizer and other materials to help grow trees. He wants to offer his customers a better variety of plants in hopes of increasing his profits. One of Marcelo's dreams is to obtain another plot of land on which to grow trees, in order to increase his sales and provide trees for more organizations that help the environment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: March 8, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: March 8, 2013