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Mr. Rubén M. is 40 years old, married, and has 6 children. He lives in Patzicia, Chimaltenango. Previously, he cultivated vegetables and sold them in the bus terminal. With his earnings, he started a bakery in Colonia la Brigada, and things went well with this business.

After 10 years, he and his brother bought a bus for transporting vendors and their products to the capital city. Mr. M. says that, thanks to God, he has now purchased his brother's share, and he has 3 buses. He wants to continue working hard in his businesses.

His dream is to provide for his children's studies so that they can become professionals.
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El Señor Rubén M. tiene 40 años, es casado y tiene 6 hijos. Vive en Patzicia, Chimaltenango.
Anteriormente se dedicaba a cultivar verduras y luego las vendía en la terminal, con sus ganancias logró iniciar una panadería en la colonia la Brigada y le fué bien con este negocio, luego de 10 años en sociedad con su hermano compró una camioneta para transportar a vendedores y sus productos a la ciudad capital. El señor M. dice que gracias a Dios ya le pago a su hermano su parte y tiene 3 camionetas, quiere seguir trabajndo duro con sus negocios. El va a utilizar su prestamo para comprar repuestos para sus camionetas.
Su sueño es darle estudios a sus hijos para que puedan ser profesionales.

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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
  • 120
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,316,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.3
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Ruben va a comprar repuestos para sus buses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2009
Jan 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010