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Adela G. has been a widow for 15 years and has 4 children, who are all adults. She is 46-years-old and sells vegetables in the city market. She sells tomatoes, onions, and potatoes. One of her daughters helps her sell. She needs this credit to expand her business, which her daughter would be in charge of. Adela hopes to improve the economic situation of both herself and her children. She also raises chickens and pigs in her free time since she sells vegetables all day on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Her dreams are to have her children continue with their education and that they prosper in life.
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Adela G., es viuda desde hace 15 años tiene 4 hijos ya todos son mayores de edad, ella tiene 46 años de edad, y se dedica a vender verduras en el mercado municipal, ella vende tomates, cebollas, papas, y una de sus hijas le ayuda a vender. Ella necesita su crédito para ampliar su negocio, el cual estaría a cargo de su hija. Adela desea tener una mejor condición económica y de vida, para ella y sus hijos. Ella también se dedican a crianza de pollos y marranos en sus tiempos libres ya que la verdura la vende los días de mercado que son los días domingo, martes y jueves, sus sueños son que sus hijos puedan seguir estudiando y se prosperen en la vida.

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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
  • 70
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,620,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Adela to expand her business of selling vegetables at market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2009
Jun 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010