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Ana Silvia
Ana Silvia is a 23-year-old woman. She is married with 1 child and lives with her family in the municipality of Sololá.

She works in the creation of typical clothing. She completes this activity in her home and later sells her items to family members, friends, and in the market in the municipality where she lives. She has been doing this activity for 1 year and generates enough income to sustain her family.

She is requesting a loan of 4000, to purchase thread to create typical clothing to increase her income and earnings. Her dream is to have a fixed store in the local market or in a commercial center to sell her product.
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Ana Silvia es una señora de 23 años, casada, con 1 hija, junto a su familia actualmente viven en el municipio de Sololá.
Ella se dedica a la elaboración de ropa típica, esta actividad la realiza en su casa y después lo vende con familiares, amigas y en el mercado del municipio en donde reside, llevan 1 año realizando dicha actividad con la que genera ingresos aceptables para aportar al sustento de su familia.
Ella está solicitando un préstamo de Q 4,000.00 para la compra de hilo para elaborar ropa típica e incrementar sus ingresos y ganancias.
Su sueño es contar con un local fijo en el mercado local o en algún centro comercial para vender su producto.

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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
  • 40
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,391,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Ana Silvia to purchase thread to create typical clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014