Pacanal L B, 1 Group
Solola, Guatemala Green | Agriculture | Agriculture
A portion of Pacanal L B, 1 Group’s $1,325 loan helps a member to buy agricultural supplies and to pay for maintenance on his coffee plants.
Update on Pacanal L B, 1 Group
Santos is a very hardworking and conscientious person in his work. He has been working in agriculture for many years. He says that, thanks to his loan, he was able to plant his maxan crop [leaves for wrapping tamales], and was left with a good harvest. He was able to buy half a plot of land with his earnings, and his crop has now increased because right now he is dedicated to cultivate coffee.
Santos is a person who doesn’t hold back when faced with obstacles in life. With a desire to keep increasing his crop, he has decided to ask for a loan to invest in the purchase of agricultural supplies and payment for the maintenance of his coffee plants, because this type of harvest is more profitable and its permits Santos to have more income.
Santos has placed all of his hopes in this loan, so that in this way he can improve his family’s living conditions.
Previous Loan Details
Santos (the first on the right on the photograph in the red top) is a modest man who is 60 years old. He is single and has two children between the ages of 16 and 19. They live in a community in Nahualá. His family is very important to Santos and to give them the best he makes a living selling m… More from Pacanal L B, 1 Group’s previous loan »
More information about this loan
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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
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