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Juan is married, 39-years old and has three children- two boys and a girl. He lives with his family in Sololá. Juan makes his living in agriculture, which he learned from his parents. He pursues this line of work because he has a lot of experience in it. Also, agriculture provides the income he uses to support his family.
In addition to agriculture, Juan provides transportation services in his community. That gives him another income to complement his family's finances.
Juan is requesting a loan of Q 5,000.00 (USD $650) to purchase tile flooring.
Juan's most important dream is to completely remodel his house to give his family a better quality of life.
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Juan es casado, de 39 años de edad, tiene 3 hijos: 2 varones y 1 mujer, el junto a su familia vive en Sololá. Se dedica a la agricultura; esta actividad la heredó de sus padres. Realiza está actividad porque tiene mucha experiencia para hacerlo y además es la fuente de los ingresos que utiliza para el sostenimiento de su familia.
Además de la agricultura, el se dedica a la prestación del servicio de transporte en la comunidad donde vive, lo que también le genera otros ingresos que complementan su presupuesto familiar.
El está solicitando un préstamo de Q 5,000.00 para la compra de piso cerámico
El sueño más importante de Juan es la remodelación total de su casa para darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia.

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.

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About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,393,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Juan to purchase tile flooring.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014