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Mariano is single and 33 years old. He has two children, a girl and a boy, who live in Sololá.

He earns his living working as a farmer in the country. He chose this type of work because he enjoys being in nature. Through the cultivation of crops he obtains most of his income, and for this reason he had worked this way for 8 years. 

He is asking for a loan of Q 5,500.00 to buy supplies for the cultivation of onions. His dream is to acquire more land for cultivation and in this way move forward with his family. 
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Mariano es un señor soltero de 33 años quien tiene dos hijos una mujer y un hombre quienes viven en Sololá.
El se dedica al trabajo de campo como agricultor. Eligio esta actividad porque le gusta relacionarse con la naturaleza, por medio de lo que cultiva obtiene la mayor parte de sus ingresos por lo que ya lleva 8 años en esta labor.
El esta solicitando un préstamo de Q 5,500.00 para la compra de insumos para cultivo de cebolla.
Su sueño es adquirir más terrenos para poder cultivar y así sacar adelante a su familia.

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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
  • 69
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Mariano to buy supplies for the cultivation of onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013