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Brenda Aracely
Brenda Aracely C. P. is an embroiderer. She learned the craft from her mother starting when she was 14 years old. With her embroidery work, she was able to pay her way through school and received a license to teach primary school. She is married and has a three-year-old son. In addition to embroidery, she also started selling chickens that she butchers herself. She gets up at 4:30 in the morning to butcher the chickens, and someone else helps her sell them, since she goes off to work as a teacher in the mornings and in the afternoons works at her embroidery.

She's a young, enterprising woman with many dreams for her little son. She's been a member of the Banco de Confianza for three years, but now she needs more funds in order to keep working. She reports that the village bank has helped her a lot and been a great support for her family. Her dream for the future -- as well as a challenge -- is to open an Internet café in her home, since it's near the local school and they don't already have this service locally. In addition to being an opportunity to be better off financially, it would also offer a service to her community.
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La señora Brenda Aracely C. Patzàn, es bordadora oficio que aprendió de su mamá desde que tenia 14 años, gracias a este oficio de bordara pudo pagar ella misma sus estudios y se graduó de maestra de educación primaria ya estando casada. Ahora tiene un hijo de 3 años de edad. Además de bordar, tuvo la iniciativa de vender pollo que ella misma destaza, se levanta a las 4:30 de la mañana para destazar a los pollos y una persona le ayuda a venderlo ya que sale a trabajar toda la mañana como maestra y por la tarde se dedica a sus labores de bordado.

Es una joven mujer emprendedora con muchos sueños y anhelos por su hijo, durante 3 años ha sido parte de un Banco de Confianza pero ahora requiere de más capital para seguir trabajando, ella cuenta que esto le ha ayudado mucho y ha sido un apoyo para su familia. Su sueño para el futuro y también un reto es abrir un café Internet en su domicilio por la cercanía que tiene a la escuela local, ya que no cuentan con este servicio, y además de ser una oportunidad de mejorar económicamente también prestaría un servicio para su comunidad

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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
  • 62
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,830,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Brenda Aracely invest more in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 5, 2010
Listed
Mar 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2011