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Maria Salome
Sra. Salome is 30 years old and married. She has a store where she sells daily consumer products such as corn, beans, sodas, cookies, and ice cream. Salome currently works because she has three small children for whom she struggles to support.

She is requesting a new loan to open a new business next to her house. Her previous loan resulted in earnings and she now has a corn mill. Salome’s dream is to have a small grocery store in the future.

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La señora Salome tiene 30 años de edad es casada. Ella tiene una tienda de consumo diario, vende maiz frijol gaseosas, galletas y helados, trabaja actualmente porque aun tiene hijos pequeños por quien luchar. Ella esta solicitando el credito para abrir un nuevo negocio cerca de su casa ya que obtuvo ganancias del credito anterior y aparte de eso tiene un molino de nixtamal. Ella sueña con tener una abarroteria en el futuro.

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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
  • 132
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Maria Salome purchase sodas, candy, and corn for her new business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011