Edgar, 46, is married and has three children who attend school near their home. He started his business nine years ago after he lost his job and began selling dairy products. Then he worked as a street vendor selling "chicharrones" (pork cracklings) three days a week. He also started selling ponchos, bedspreads and dish sets. He is requesting a loan to buy more merchandise such as home products, since the Christmas season is near and this is when demand increases. His dream is to finish paying for his house so his children will always have a place to live.
EDGAR ES CASADO, TIENE 46 AÑOS DE EDAD, TIENE 3 HIJOS QUIENES ASISTEN AL COLEGIO MAS CERCANO A SU DOMICILIO, EL INICIO SU NEGOCIO HACE NUEVE AÑOS, DEBIDO A QUE SE QUEDO DESEMPLEADO INICIO VENDIENDO PRODUCTOS LACTEOS, LUEGO EMPEZO A VENDER CHICHARRONES EN LAS CALLES TRES DIAS A LA SEMANA POR OTRO LADO TAMBIEN SE DEDICO A LA VENTA DE PONCHOS, COLCHAS Y VAJILLAS POR PAGOS, EL SOLICITA UN CREDITO PARA PODER INVERTIR EN MAS MERCADERIA, COMO EN LA COMPRA DE PRODUCTOS DE USOS DOMESTICOS POR QUE YA SE ACERCA LA TEMPORADA NAVIDEÑA EN LA CUAL HAY MAS DEMANDA DE VENTAS, EL SUEÑO MAS GRANDE ES TERMINAR DE PAGAR SU CASA PARA DEJARLES UN LUGAR DONDE VIVIR A SUS HIJOS.
FAPE, the Foundation for the Assistance of Small Businesses, is a nonprofit, socially-minded institution that provides loans to micro-entrepreneurs across Guatemala.