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Alberto, 50, has 12 children and currently lives in Sololá. He has worked in agriculture for 15 years and he does this work where he lives. He chose this activity because he can work at any time, since through his work, he has an acceptable income and supports his family. He is applying for a loan of
Q 5,500 for working capital because he needs to grow potatoes. This way, he will be able to earn more income. One of his dreams is to advance all his children in their studies so that they have better work opportunities.
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Alberto es un señor de 50 años quien tiene 12 hijos con su pareja y actualmente viven en Sololá.
El se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 15 años y lo realiza en el lugar de su vivienda. Eligio esta actividad por que puede trabajar a cualquier hora ya que mediante lo que labora, obtiene ingresos aceptables y de esta manera aporta a la economía familiar.
El esta solicitando un préstamo de Q 5,500.00 para capital de trabajo ya que necesita cultivar papa, y así poder generar más ingresos.
Uno de sus sueños es sacar adelante a todos sus hijos en los estudios para que tengan mejores oportunidades de trabajo.

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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
  • 117
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,677,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Alberto to have working capital that he needs to grow potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014