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Juan Alberto
Juan is a 47-year old man, married and father of three children, two girls and one boy. They live in Sololá. He currently makes a living from buying and selling ready-to-eat fruit in the streets. He has been working on this activity for two years as it provides him with acceptable earnings and allows him to cover his household expenses.

He is requesting a loan of 3,000 GTQ to build work capital for buying and selling fruit. This way he will be able to expand the business, offer a broad variety of fruits to his clients and improve his income. His dream is to have a store and to provide a better service to his clients.
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Juan es un señor casado de 47 años quien tiene tres hijos un hombre y dos mujeres y viven en Sololá.
Actualmente se dedica a la compraventa de frutas preparadas en bolsas, donde sale a ofrecer a las diferentes calles. Esta actividad lo viene realizando desde hace dos años ya que le genera ganancias aceptables y es así como puede cubrir los gastos familiares.
El esta solicitando un préstamo de Q 3,000.00 para capital de trabajo para la compraventa de frutas y de esta manera poder ampliar su negocio y ofrecerles una gran variedad de frutas a sus clientes con la finalidad de mejorar sus ingresos.
Su sueño es tener un local en donde pueda tener su negocio y brindarles un mejor servicio a sus clientes.

Additional Information


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
  • 59
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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 $400 helped Juan Alberto to build work capital for buying and selling fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013