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Carmen Alicia
Sra. Carmen Alicia S. O. is 25 years old. She sells food, natural fruit ice cream, and pork carnitas. She started her business 7 years ago selling carnitas, but she had the opportunity to acquire a vending space at the San Juan Sacatepequez Market. At that point, she had the idea to enlarge her business by adding a diner she named “La Bendición” (The Blessing).


Carmen is requesting this loan because she wants to increase the sales of her diner. She also sells clothing, but needs additional capital to acquire more inventory. Carmen is a hardworking woman, having to spend the mornings and afternoons cooking at her diner and then afterwards make large batches of ice cream for delivery. Her dreams include finishing the construction of her house and finding a good nursery school for her 2 year old child. She strives to maintain her business since this helps improve her living conditions.

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La señora Carmen Alicia S. O., tiene 25 años, se dedica a la venta de comida, helados de frutas naturales y carnitas de marrano. Iniciò su negocio hace 7 años únicamente con la venta de carnitas, tuvo la oportunidad en adquirir un local en el mercado de San Juan Sacatepequez, de ahí surgió la idea de engrandecer su negocio con un comedor al cual llamò la Bendición. Ella solicita este crèdito ya que necesita para poder incrementar sus ventas en el comedor y aprovechar para poder invertir tambien en la venta de ropa ya que esta venta la tomò recientemente y necesita mucho capital para poder surtirlo. Ella es una mujer muy trabajadora ya que después de haberse dedicado la mañana y tarde a su comedor elabora los helados que vende ya que entrega por cantidades grandes. Entre sus sueños es terminar la construcción de su casa, y poder brindarle una buen formación escolar a su niña quien tiene 2 años de edad. Ella se esfuerza para mantener bien su negocio ya que esto le ayuda a ella a mejorar sus condiciones de 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

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 76
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,432,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.3
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Carmen Alicia purchase vegetables and food for her diner.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 13, 2009
Listed
Nov 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2010