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María Biviana
Biviana is 43 years old, is married to José, and has six children. She has had a tortilla factory for some time. When she started, she ran it out of her home, but now she rents a specific location, which she was able to do with Kiva’s help.

Biviana is once again asking for help from Kiva. She needs to buy gas, and dried corn in order to expand her business and be able to continue moving ahead. Someday she would like to open another location and in this way expand her business more.
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Doña Biviana tiene 43 años de edad esta casada con Don José y tienen 6 hijos. Doña Biviana desde hace tiempo tiene una tortilleria, al principio tuvo la tortilleria en su casa y ahora alquila un local y esto lo pudo lograr con la ayuda de KIVA, ahora doña Biviana solicita nuevamente la ayuda de KIVA ya que necesita ampliar su negocio, ella necesita comprar gas, maíz para poder seguir adelante con su negocio. Uno de sus sueños es abrir un local más y asi poder expandir su negocio de tortillas.

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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
  • 126
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped María Biviana supplies and ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011