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Maria Elena
Doña Elena C. S. is 35 years old and lives with her husband. She works as a merchant and has a daughter who is in school. Doña Elena started her small store ten years ago so that she could get ahead and have her own formal business. Her mother provided her with a place where she could begin selling basic food products. Every day she manages her business between the hours of 6am and 10pm. Elena says the best way to attract customers is to provide good service and always do it with a smile. In return, her customers do the same. She feels happy to be helping with the expenses of her family, since they are the most important thing in her life.


Doña Elena has been working with FAPE for several years and believes she can grow even more this time. For this reason, she is requesting a larger loan to invest in the purchase of more food products. Sra. Elena has demonstrated that she is a very responsible person and says she hopes to demonstrate her appreciation to FAPE.

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DOÑA ELENA C. S., TIENE 35 AÑOS, VIVE CON SU ESPOSO, QUIEN SE DEDICA AL COMERCIO. TIENEN UNA HIJA Y ESTUDIA. DOÑA ELENA COMENZO CON SU TIENDECITA HACE 10 AÑOS CON EL OBJETIVO DE SOBRESALIR Y TENER UN NEGOCIO PROPIO Y FORMALIZARCE, SU MADRE LE DIO UN LOCAL DONDE ELLA EMPEZARIA A VENDER PRODUCTOS DE LA CANASTA BASICA, TODOS LOS DIAS ATIENDE DESDE LAS 6:00 AM Y HASTA LAS 10:00PM. SEÑALA QUE LA MEJOR FORMA DE OBTENER CLIENTES ES BRINDAR UN BUEN SERVICIO Y SIEMPRE BRINDAR UNA SONRISA Y ASI LOGRA EL RETORNO DE LOS MISMOS. SE SIENTE MUY CONTENTA POR PODER AYUDAR A SOLVENTAR LOS GASTOS DE SU FAMILIA, QUIEN INDICA SON LO MAS IMPORTENTE EN SU VIDA. DOÑA ELENA TIENE YA AÑOS DE ESTAR TRABAJANDO CON FAPE Y PIENZA QUE ES TIEMPO DE CRECER AUN MAS Y ES POR ESO QUE SOLICITA UN CREDITO AUN MAYOR, QUE SERÀ INVERTIDO EN LA COMPRA DE PRODUCTOS DE LA CANASTA BASICA LA SEÑORA ELENA HA DEMOSTRADO SER UNA PERSONA MUY RESPONSABLE Y COMO ELLA DICE ES LA FORMA DE DEMOSTRAR SU AGRADECIMIENTO A FAPE.

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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
  • 96
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,959,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Elena purchase basic food products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 13, 2010
Listed
Oct 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2011