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Brenda is a single young woman of 18 years. She currently lives with her parents in the Caserío Central, Aldea Los Encuentros, Sololá, Sololá.

She currently has a tortillería in her father's shop. She chose this activity because in this way she can contribute to her family's finances. In the morning she works at the tortillería, and she studies in the afternoon, which she does with the goal to better herself so she can help her family.

She has run this business for 5 years, and every day there is greater demand. It is because of this that she is asking for a loan of Q 5,000 to buy a larger stove, now that she cannot keep up tortilla preparation with the other. Her goal is to generate more earnings across the board so she may continue studying and graduate from school to obtain better opportunities in life.
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Brenda es una señorita soltera de 18 años de edad. Ella actualmente vive junto a sus padres en el Caserío Central, Aldea Los Encuentros, Sololá, Sololá.
Ella actualmente tiene una tortillería en una tienda de su padre. Eligió esta actividad ya que de esta manera puede aportar a la economía de su familia. Comenta que por las mañanas se dedica a la tortillería y por las tardes a estudiar, esto lo hace con el fin de superarse para ayudar a su familia.
Ahora lleva 5 años de realizar esta actividad que cada día existe más demanda, es por ello que está solicitando un préstamo de Q 5,000.00 para la compra de una estufa más grande ya que con la otra no se da abasto para la elaboración de sus tortillas.
Su meta es generar más ganancias a través de su negocio para poder seguir estudiando y graduarse en el nivel medio, para tener mejores oportunidades en la vida.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 60
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,391,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Brenda to buy a stove to prepare tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2013
Sep 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014