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Las Violetas Group
In this Group: Isabel, Angela Carolina, Angelica Amparo
GRUPO SOLIDARIO LAS VIOLETAS

The group has three members, all of them women in different lines of business.

Angélica T. has been selling chickens since she was 15 years old. She started off as a street vendor with only 5 chickens in the Ciénega San Raymundo village. Soon the women in the village were looking to buy from her, so her father gave her a small capital and encouraged her to go to another town called Ciudad Quetzasell to sell in greater quantities. Angélica has 4 children who study in the village primary school and her husband is a bricklayer. Her dream is to own a shop in the town market to increase sales and improve profits.

Isabel M. has a shop in her own home. She has 6 children, 5 of them married and a 14 year old daughter who lives with her and attends the local school. With the help of Isabel's husband the shop has been doing well. She needs a loan to purchase a fridge, because the lack of it prevents her from offering refrigerated products such as dairy produce, cold lemonades, ice-creams, cold meats, etc.

Ángela T. sells chickens from her shop in the Villas del Quetzal neighborhood. She has a son and is widowed. She needs the loan to invest more in her business, which she is unable to do at the moment due to her limited means.

They are all very hardworking and responsible women and FAPE has got to meet them. They are always trying to better themselves and are happy to see the positive impact of their work on their families' well-being.
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GRUPO SOLIDARIO LAS VIOLETAS

Este grupo esta compuesto por tres señoras que se dedican a diferentes negocios, doña Angélica T. ella se ha dedica a la venta de pollo desde que tenía 15 años de edad ella inicio vendiendo de manera ambulante en la aldea la Ciénega San Raymundo, únicamente con 5 pollos luego las señoras de la aldea la buscan en sus casa para comprarle por lo que su papa le ayudo con un pequeño capital y le animo a que fuera vender a otro lugar llamado Ciudad Quetzal pero que vendiera en mayor cantidad, tiene 4 hijos que estudian la primaria en la escuela de la aldea, su esposo se dedica a la albañilería y el sueño de ella es poder tener un local en el mercado de la localidad y así poder tener una mayor venta y mejores ganancias, doña Isabel M. tiene una tienda ubicada en su casa ella tiene 6 hijos 5 de ellos ya son casados y tiene una hija de 14 años viviendo con ella y que sigue estudiando su educación básica en el pueblo con la ayuda de su esposo han podido progresar un poco en su tienda y el crédito lo necesita para la compra de un refrigerador ya que al no contar con uno no puede ofrecer algunos productos que necesitan ser refrigerados, como productos lácteos, gaseosas frías, helados, embutidos etc. Doña Ángela T. ella se dedica a la venta de pollo en la colonia Villas del Quetzal en donde tiene un local, ella tiene un hijo y es viuda y menciona que necesita este préstamo para poder invertir más en su negocio, ya que aunque ella quiere invertir pero no cuenta con los recursos necesarios no puede hacer posibles sus planes. Estas señoras son mujeres muy trabajadoras y responsables ya que FAPE las ha conocido y siempre están buscando la manera de superarse, ellas se sienten contentas cuando ven que su trabajo da frutos y que se ve reflejado en bienestar para sus familias.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Guatemala

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 78
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,432,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Violetas Group's $1,125 loan helped a member invest in their businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 31, 2010
Listed
Jun 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011