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Duo Solidario Los Guachipilines Group
In this Group: Mirna Patricia , Florentina
Mrs. Patricia, a member of the ‘Duo Solidario los Guachipilines’, shared that several years ago she saw the opportunity to open a store in the center of her town since there was only one store in that area. She started selling coffee, sugar and corn and now sells a variety of products.

Her dream is to have a well-stocked grocery store where she will not have to tell her costumers, “No, I don’t have…”. She is requesting the loan to buy more products for the store.

Mrs. Florentina J., who sells clothing, told us that she opened her business with savings she and her husband had from the sales of pears, apples and peaches. She requested a loan from FAPE and used it to stock her store. Her clothing has been in good demand, so she is requesting this loan to buy more merchandise. This would allow her to continue helping with her children’s education and feeding and improving their lives because they have the future ahead of them.
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Duo Solidario los Guachipilines Con la venta de consumo diario, doña Patricia, comparte que vio hace años la oportunidad de dedicarse a asta actividad ya que solo existía una tienda en el centro de localidad, inicio solo con la venta de café, azúcar, maíz, a la fecha le va muy bien ofrece varios productos a su clientela, su sueño es llegar a tener una abarrotería, donde sus servicios sean mejores, y no tener que decirle NO hay a sus clientes, es por eso que solicita este crédito para la compra de productos comestibles para su tienda y doña Florentina J. quien vende ropa variada, dice que abrió su negocio gracias a un ahorro que ella y su esposo lograron a través del cultivo de peras, manzanilla y melocotón. Gracias a sus ventas ella solicito un crédito a FAPE, con el cual vario y surtió más en su producto, ha tenido mucha demanda, ve la necesidad de solicitar un crédito mas para seguir Comprando ropa variada y a seguir ayudando, en la educación, alimentación y en mejor vida para sus niños quienes tienen un futuro por delante.

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
  • 125
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,855,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Duo Solidario Los Guachipilines Group's $775 loan helped a member to buy food products and clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011