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Balvina is married and has five children. She has been a merchant for the past 15 years with a sales post at the municipal market of Antigua Guatemala from Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays and Sundays she sells at the municipal market of San Martin Jilotepeque. She sells grocery items at her posts, and in her free time she weaves traditional garments. Balvina is requesting the loan to invest in her business and also purchase chickens and weaving materials to make her garments.
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Doña Balvina es casada tiene 5 hijos. Doña Balvina es comerciante desde hace 15 años tiene una venta en el mercado municipal de Antigua Guatemala los dias martes y jueves, y durante los dias viernes y domingos vende en el mercado municipal de San Martin Jilotepeque; en los dos puestos vende artículos de consumo diarío y en su tiempo libre teje güipiles, Doña Balvina solicita el crédito para invertir en la venta de artículos de consumo diario que tiene, comprar material para la elaboración de güipiles y gallinas.

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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
  • 103
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,349,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Balvina invest in her sales posts and also purchase chickens and weaving materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010