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Martín is a 36-year-old married man. He has four children, two boys and two girls. They live in the small central village of Chuiquel, Sololá, Sololá.

He currently has a grocery store in his home, which earns adequate income for his family. He started this business one year ago, seeing his family's need, and that of his neighbors to have a grocery store in the community.

He is requesting a loan of 7,000.00 Q to buy more products and expand his grocery store. This will allow him to provide better service to his customers and earn more income.

His dream is to send his children to school to prepare them for a better future.
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Martín es un señor casado de 36 años de edad quien tiene 4 hijos, 2 hombres y 2 mujeres quienes viven en el Caserío Central 1 Aldea Chuiquel, Sololá, Sololá.
El actualmente tiene una tienda de abarrotes en su vivienda, la cual le genera ingresos y ganancias aceptables para su familia. Inicio esta actividad hace 1 año, viendo la necesidad de su familia y la de sus vecinos de tener una tienda de abarrotes en su comunidad.
El está solicitando un préstamo de Q 7,000.00 para comprar más productos y ampliar su tienda de abarrotes, de este modo el puede brindarles un mejor servicio a sus clientes y obtener mejores ganancias.
Su sueño es darle estudio a sus hijos para que se preparen para tener un mejor futuro.

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
  • 112
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,638,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Martín to buy groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014