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Raquel is 44 years old and has ten children (six boys and four girls). She has a partner and they live in the municipality of Sololá.

Raquel and her partner make a living in agriculture (growing onions) and selling vegetables. They have been doing this for over 30 years and through it they have earned most of their income to support the family. They do this work as their grandparents taught them the trade.

Raquel is applying for a loan of 5,000 Quetzal for working capital for carrot crops.

Raquel's dream is to renovate her house so that it is more comfortable and to buy more land to work.
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Raquel es una señora de 44 años quien tiene 10 hijos (6 hombres y 4 mujeres) y tiene una relación de unión libre con su pareja, actualmente viven en el municipio de Sololá.
Ella y su pareja se dedican a la agricultura (producción de cebolla) y a la venta de verduras, llevan más de 30 años realizando esta actividad, de esta manera es como obtienen la mayor parte de sus ingresos para el sustento familiar, realizan esta actividad ya que sus abuelos les enseñaron esta labor.
Ella está solicitando un préstamo de Q 5,000.00 para capital de trabajo para cultivo de zanahoria.
Sus sueños son remodelar su casa para una mejor comodidad y comprar más terrenos para cultivar.

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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
  • 72
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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 $650 helped Raquel to invest in her carrot crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013