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Doña Eusebia R. is 37 years old, married, and has five children. Her husband is a truck driver at a sawmill. Eusebia never had the chance to go to school and, from a young age, she worked only in weaving. She wants her children to have more opportunities than she did.

She started her business selling her woven fabric in the market. Then she realized that there is good money in the sale of chickens, and so she began to work with a cousin on this second business. They run the business together, but split up to sell on their own. She has had this small business now for over three years and is looking for additional locations in which to sell the chickens. Her children also help by selling in other markets.

She is planning on using her loan to purchase more chickens so that they can all have more merchandise to sell and continue expanding. Her dream is to one day purchase some land, and she wants her daughters to continue to go to school.


Translated from Spanish by Andrea Bouch, Kiva Fellow.


Doña Eusebia R., es de 37 años de edad, casada, tiene 5 hijos, su esposo es piloto de un camión, en un aserradero, la señora se dedicaba en tejidos, no estudio, no quiere que su hijos se queden así como ella quedo, ella inicio, en el momento de vender su tejido en el mercado, se dio cuenta que la venta de pollo es buena, se ponen de acuerdo, con una prima, lo ejecutan el negocio, luego se separan para poder vender por su cuenta, busco nuevo local para ella, desde 3 años, tiene esta venta de pollo pero pequeño, ahora necesita capital para comprar pollos, así también tiene para mercadería para vender sus hijos, ya que iniciaron vendiendo en otros mercados, el sueño que tiene es que puedan comprar terreno, sigan estudiando sus hijas.

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About FAPE

FAPE, the Foundation for the Assistance of Small Businesses, is a nonprofit, socially-minded institution that provides loans to micro-entrepreneurs across Guatemala.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 90
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,860,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Eusebia to purchase more chickens to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 2, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010