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Florencio is a married man and is twenty-nine years old. He has four children, three boys and one girl. They all live in the small town of Santa María, in the canton of Tablón in Sololá.

He makes a living in agriculture, and has been doing this for ten years. He chose this activity because through this, he is able to make enough revenue and profits to sustain his family. Another benefit from this type of work is that he can do it alongside his family.

He is requesting a loan of Q 6,000.00 in order to buy potato seeds and organic fertilizer for his crop.

One of his greatest dreams is to increase his agriculture activity so that he can obtain higher earnings and thereby move his family ahead.
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Florencio es un señor casado de 29 años de edad, tiene 4 hijos, 3 hombres y 1 mujer quienes viven en el Caserío Santa María, Cantón el Tablón, Sololá, Sololá.
El se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 10 años, eligió está actividad porque mediante lo que realiza obtiene ingresos y ganancias aceptables para el sustento familiar, otro beneficio que obtiene de esta actividad es que lo realiza al lado de su familia.
El está solicitando un préstamo de Q 6,000.00 para la compra de semilla de papa y abono orgánico para su cultivo.
Uno de sus mayores sueños es ampliar su actividad agrícola, para obtener mejores ganancias y así sacar adelante a su familia.

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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
  • 46
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,572,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Florencio to buy seeds and organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014