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Antonio is a 24-year-old single man. He lives with his parents and siblings in Caserío Xolbé, El Tablón Sololá, Sololá.

He is a farmer who works hard to sustain his family. He works by farming potatoes where he lives. He learned this work from his parents many years ago, and it was his first job. He earns a decent living from this work, which helps him cover his family's needs.

Now, he has 10 years of experience in this area. He is requesting a loan of 7,000.00 Q to buy potato seeds and organic fertilizer for farming. This will help him increase earnings.

He mentions that his greatest dream is to furnish his home and help his siblings with their education so they have opportunities in life.
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Antonio es un hombre soltero de 24 años de edad, vive junto a sus padres y hermanos en el Caserío Xolbé, El Tablón Sololá, Sololá.
El es un hombre agricultor que trabaja fuerte para mantener a su familia. Se dedica a cultivar papa en el lugar donde vive. Este trabajo lo aprendió de sus padres hace muchos años, el cual fue el primer trabajo de su vida. En esta labor obtiene ingresos aceptables que le ayudan a cubrir las diferentes necesidades de su familia.
El ahora tiene 10 años de experiencia en esta área, por lo que está solicitando un préstamo de Q 7,000.00 para comprar semillas de papa y abono orgánico para su cultivo y de esta manera incrementar sus ganancias.
El comenta que su mayor sueño es incrementar sus ganancias para poder amueblar su vivienda y apoyar a sus hermanos en sus estudios para que tengan mejores oportunidades en la vida.

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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
  • 58
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,538,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Antonio to buy potato seeds and organic fertilizer for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 6, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014