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Virgen De Fatima Group
In this Group: Ana Paulina, Claudia Elizabeth , Berta Mariana
This group is comprised of three women, who are represented by Claudia, 26. She has three children under 10 years old. Her business is a store located in her mother’s house. She has had her store for a year and a half. With help from her husband she was able to establish her business. She is requesting a loan in order to stock her store with more products to offer her customers, since the village she lives in is small and far from town.

Ana is widowed with two small children. She has sold tamales three times a week for two years. She sells tamales in her home and her customers already know her and seek her out. Her dream now is to raise her children and to give them a good life.

Berta works selling disposable products in Ciudad Quetzal where she rents a small shop. She has six children, three adults and three children. Her plan for this loan is to buy more products since there isn’t that much competition in the vicinity so it is important to have a variety of disposable products that her customers ask for.

These women have proven to be hard workers and in spite of setbacks have continued to move forward and have many plans that involve improving the quality if their families’ lives. The fact that Kiva supports them with microloans in achieving their plans and dreams is something that they greatly appreciate.
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Este grupo esta conformado por tres señoras la representante del es Claudia Elizabeth Y. D. 26 años, tiene 3 hijos menores D. 10 años, su negocio es una tienda que se encuentra ubicada en la casa D. su mamá, su tienda la tiene desD. año y medio y fue con la ayuda con su esposo que pudieron establecer este negocio, solicita este crédito para poder surtir su tienda con más productos para poder ofrecer a sus clientes, ya que en la aldea en la que vive es pequeña y está alejado del pueblo. Doña Ana Paulina C. es viuda y tiene 2 hijos pequeños, ella se dedica a la venta D. tamales 3 veces por semana desD. hace dos años, ella venD. sus tamales en su casa y ya sus clientes la conocer y la buscan, su gran sueño ahora sacar adelante a sus hijos y poder darles una vida digna, Berta Mariana Y. se dedica a la venta D. productos D. desechable en Ciudad Quetzal donD. alquila un pequeño local tiene 6 hijos, 3 mayores D. edad y 3 menores D. edad, su plan para este crédito es comprar más productos ya que en la cercanía no hay tanta competencia por lo que es importante tener variedad D. productos desechables que sus clientes le piden. Estas mujeres han demostrado ser muy trabajadoras y que a pesar D. contratiempos que han tenido siguen adelante y tienen muchos planes que involucran el poder mejorar la calidad D. vida D. sus familias y el hecho D. que KIVA les apoye con un crédito para poder lograr sus planes y sueños, es algo que ellas aprecian mucho

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

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,959,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen De Fatima Group's $775 loan helped a member invest More in Their Businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010