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Rosalío is a married man who is 27 years old and has three children (two sons and a daughter). He lives with his family in the town of Sololá.

Rosalío has been a farmer for 10 years. He chose this line of work because it allows him to generate income to support his family financially. Another benefit from this type of work is that he can be near his family without the need of having to migrate to another country.

Rosalío is requesting a loan of 3,500 GTQ to use as operating capital to purchase seeds and fertilizers for growing potatoes. One of his greatest wishes is to expand his farming business so that he can generate more income and build a house.
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Rosalío es un señor casado de 27 años, tiene 3 hijos (2 hombres y 1 mujer) quienes viven en el municipio de Sololá.
El se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 10 años, eligió está actividad ya que de esta manera obtiene ingresos para aportar a la economía familiar, otro beneficio que obtiene de esta actividad es que lo realiza al lado de su familia sin verse en la necesidad de emigrar a otro país.
El está solicitando un préstamo de Q 3,500.00 para capital de trabajo para compra de semillas y fertilizantes para cultivo de papa.
Uno de sus mayores sueños es ampliar su actividad agrícola para obtener mejores ganancias y así poder construir su casa.

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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
  • 68
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,393,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Rosalío to use as operating capital to purchase seeds and fertilizers for growing potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013