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Camilo is a single, 53 year-old man who lives with his life partner and has seven children. Three of them live with him and the others have formed their own families.They live in the department of Solola.

He states that he works at two activities: one is the creation and sale of hand-woven fabrics which he does from his house; the other is the purchase and sale of vegetables which he sells in the city. Both activities have provided income and earnings that have contributed to his family's finances, so now he has decided to request a loan of Q 3,000 ($400) to buy vegetables and woven fabrics. In this way he will be able to improve service to his customers and also increase his earnings.

Camilo dreams of improving his family's living conditions so that they might have better opportunities in the future.
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Camilo es un hombre soltero de 53 años de edad, actualmente vive en unión de hecho con su pareja y tiene 7 hijos de los cuales ya solo tres viven con él, ya que los otros ya tienen familia ambos viven en el Departamento de Sololá.
Comenta que se dedica a dos actividades una de ellas, es la elaboración y venta de telas artesanales que lo realiza desde su vivienda y la otra actividad es la compraventa de verduras, la cual lo comercializa en la ciudad. Ambas tareas le han proporcionado ingresos y ganancias que contribuyen a la economía de su familia.
Por lo que ahora ha decidido solicitar un préstamo de Q 3,000.00 para la compra de verduras y tejido artesanal ya que de esta manera podrá mejorar sus servicios y así incrementar sus ganancias.
Camilo sueña con mejorar las condiciones de vida de su familia para que en un futuro tengan mejores oportunidades.

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
  • 69
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,393,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Camilo to buy vegetables and woven fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014