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La Tinajita Group
In this Group: Maria Bertilia , Estela , Celestina

CELESTINA P. C., 40, makes hand woven guipiles (regional, indigenous blouse). She also has two pedal looms that she uses to make napkins. She has a young woman who helps her. She has been in this line of work for 20 years. She doesn’t sell her items in Comalapa; she goes to another place in order to sell. However, in this end of year season that is approaching she has many pending orders and this is why she’s asking the Fundación for a loan to get raw materials for her items.

ESTELA S. C., 25, is single. She sells guipiles, too. She has her tools but she also hand weaves them and needs funds to buy raw materials for hand woven guipiles in order to earn other profits.

MARIA BERTILA S. C. has two daughters in school. They are still little but they help her with the business. She sells daily use items and needs the loan to stock her store with more products because the store is small and customers ask for more items. She also makes hand woven items to help her husband with family expenses and to obtain a better life.
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CELESTINA P. C.. tiene 40 años de edad, se dedica a la confeccion de tejidos o guipiles a mano y tambien tiene dos terlares de pedal y alli elabora servilletas, tiene a una muchacha que la ayuda
Desde hace 20 años se dedica a esa su actividad, su producto no lo vende en comalapa ella viaja a otro lugar para poder vender su producto, pero en esta epoca que ya viene fin de año tiene pedidos y es por esa razon que ella solicita su credito a la fundacion para poder obtener materia prima para elaborar su producto.

ESTELA S. C.. tiene 25 años deedad ella es soltera, se dedica a la venta de guipiles tiene ya su herramienta, pero tambien elabora tejidos a mano, y es por esa razon necesita su credito para comprar materia prima para elaborar guipiles a mano, y poder obtener otras ganancias.

MARIA BERTILA S. C.. Tiene dos hijas las cuales las tiene en la escuela estudiando son pequeñas todavía pero ya la apoyan en su negocio, ella se dedica a la venta de productos de consumo diario, ella necesita su prestamo para poder surtir su tienda con mas productos, porque su tienda es pequeña y le piden otros productos, tambien realiza tejidos a mano., para apoyar a su esposo en los gastos de su familia, y obtener mejor vida .

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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.

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.

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About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 112
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,324,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Tinajita Group's $575 loan helped a member to make woven items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011