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Sonia Verónica
Sonia Xicayl is 25 years old and single. She lives with her twin sister. She makes and sells huipils (traditional Guatemalan blouses). She works half time in the community sanatorium as an auxiliary nurse. She always helps the community, lending her services when patients or neighbors ask for them. Sonia is applying for the loan to buy fabric, sashes, and typical blouses so that she can set up a shop of typical clothing and thus be able to have better earnings and the opportunity to have a better life at the side of her sister.
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Sonia X., soletera de 25 años de edad, vive con su hermana gemela. Ella se dedica a elaborar y vender güipiles tipicos, trabaja medio tiempo en el sanatorio de la comunidad como Enfermera Auxiliar, siempre ayuda a la comunidad prestando sus servicios cuando pacientes o vecinos solicitan de sus servicios. Sonia solicita el crédito para la compra de cortes, fajas y blusas típicas y asi poder poner una tienda de trajes típicos, y asi poder obtener mejores ganancias y la oportunidad de tener una vida mejor al lado de su hermana.

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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
  • 121
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.2
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Sonia Verónica invest in merchandise for a shop selling typical clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2011