Mariela G., 26, is married and has a 3 year-old daughter. She has a business selling new and used clothing, and she also sells food and tortillas. She started in business when she was very young, since her mother, in order to provide for the family, used to sell food. Ever since then she has enjoyed selling. Mariela thanks God first and also FAPE for providing a loan so that she can stock her business. She requests this loan to invest in the purchase of American shoes, since she has a lot of demand from her customers for these products. Her biggest dream for the short run is to be able to have her own store where she can sell American shoes, so that she would not have to sell on the street. Her dream for the long run is to see her daughter have a better future.
Mariela G.: casada de 26 años de edad tiene 1 hija de 3 años, tiene negocio de venta de ropa nueva y usada tambien vende comida y tortillas, ella inicio su negocio desde que era muy pequeña ya que su mama para pode sacarlos adelante vendia comida y desde entonces le ha gustado vender, ella agradese Dios primero y a Fape por poder brindarle un credito para poder surtir su negocio, ella Solicita el credito para invertir en la compra de zapatos Anericanos ya que sus clientes han tenido mas demanda de productos,el sueño mas grande de ella a corto plazo es poner un local con su negocio de venta de zapatos Americanos, para no andar vendiendo ambulante y el sueño a largo plazo es ver a su hija con un mejor futuro.
FAPE, the Foundation for the Assistance of Small Businesses, is a nonprofit, socially-minded institution that provides loans to micro-entrepreneurs across Guatemala.