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Maria Leonarda
Sra. Leonarda E. is 44 years old and has a business selling tortillas. She works every day to support herself financially. Leonarda also has a separate business selling firewood by the piece.

She is requesting a loan to purchase corn by the quintal (1 quintal = 100 kg) and firewood for cooking. Sra. Leonarda dreams of opening another tortilla shop in the not too distant future.

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La señora Leonarda E. tiene 44 años, tiene un negocio de venta de tortillas trabaja todos los dias para poder mantenerse bien economicamente, Tiene tambien una venta de Leña por raja. Ella solicita el credito para poder comprar maiz por quintal y leña para poder concinar con ella. La señora Leonarda sueña con poder poner una tortilleria mas, en un futuro no muy lejano.

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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
  • 126
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,851,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Leonarda purchase corn & firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2010
May 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011