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Estefana
Estefana was born on November 28, 1955, in Villa de Chiantla, Guatemala. She is now 54 years old, and a widow. Her four children are grown and do not live with her. She has been a business woman for 15 years, having begun by selling tortillas, then growing her clientele because of her strong customer service. With her earnings and the help of her husband, she was able to pick up a plot of land. Estefana is also a seamstress (suits, dresses, pants, etc.). She operates her store, known as "Tienda Buenos Aires," out of her home, located in the Villa Lobos 2 section of Villa Nueva. She sells soft drinks, bottled water, and groceries. When sales are down, she sells food and makes clothing. Her goal is to have some working capital. Her dream is to finish building her house. Estefana is very grateful to FAPE, an organization that has given her moral and financial support to improve her life. She has worked with FAPE for 2 years, and has paid off three loans. She now needs another loan to buy Christmas merchandise, since sales are up during the season.
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Estefana nació el 28 de Noviembre de 1955 en Villa de Chiantla, Guatemala. Ahora, tiene 54 años de edad, es viuda y tiene 4 hijos que ya son grandes y no vive con ella.

Ella es comerciante y tiene 15 años de haber iniciado su negocio. Su primer negocio fue una tortillería muy pequeña y con el tiempo, fue incrementando sus clientes ya que les da una buena atención. Con las ganancias y la ayuda de su esposo, pudo enganchar un terreno. Doña Estefana tambien hacía costuras (trajes, vestidos, pantalones, etc.)

Actualmente, tiene su tienda en su casa llamada “Tienda Buenos Aires.” Ubicada ahora en la colonia Villa Lobos 2 de Villa Nueva, vende gas, garrafones de agua pura, y abarrotes. Cuando la ventas son muy bajas, vende comida y haces costuras.

Su meta es poder trabajar un capital propio. Su sueño es terminar de construir su casa. Doña Estefana está muy agradecida con FAPE ya que le han brindad un apoyo moral y económico para mejorar su vida. Tiene 2 años de trabajar con FAPE y lleva 3 prestamos cancelados. Ahora, necesita un nuevo crédito para invertir en mercadería navideña ya que para esta temporada suben las ventas.

Additional Information

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
  • 60
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,070,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.3
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Estefana sales of water and gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 30, 2009
Listed
Dec 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2010