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Sebastiana C. is 20 years old, married, and she has an 18-month old baby girl. She has a cosmetics business where she sells a variety of products. She started her business since she was very young, especially because her father was the owner of the business but he decided to inherit it to her so that with time she will make it grow. She is able to help her husband with the household expenses and to provide a better quality of life for her daughter. She currently sees a great demand for her products but she does not have the capital funds to stock her business. For this reason she requests a loan. She will purchase products such as cosmetics, perfumes, shampoo, earrings, necklaces etc. Her business will then have more products and she will be able to sell more.
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Sebastiana C.:de 20 años de edad es casada tiene una hija de 18 meses de edad, tiene su venta de cosmeticos y de productos varios ella inicio su negocio desde muy pequeña ya que su padre era propietario pero decidio darselo como herencia para que ella con el tiempo lo iciera crecer y le apoyara a su esposo con el gasto de su hogar para brindarle una mejor vida a su hija ella hoy en dia tiene una demanda muy grande de productos y devido a la falta de capital no puede surtir mas su negocio es por ello que ella solicita un credito para la compra de productos de cosmeticos como,perfumes,shampoo.arete y collares etc.y que su negocio tenga mas productos y ella pueda vender mas.

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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
  • 110
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,803,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Sebastiana to purchase cosmetics, perfumes, shampoo, earrings, and necklaces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2011
Apr 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2011