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Duo Santa Teresita Group
In this Group: Maria Marta , Justa
Duo Santa Teresita is made up of Marta, 36 years old, and her mother-in-law, Justa, 62 years old. During the past 15 years, Justa has worked selling tortillas at her home. Marta's has a small business selling basic daily item from her home, where she also has a nixtamal [cooked maize] mill. From six in the morning, Marta attends to her customers, mostly women who come to grind their nixtamal and, at the same time, buy bread for their children travelling to school.

She is requesting this loan for the purchase of daily consumption products because she needs a bigger supply in her store. Both women's husbands work in agriculture, planting flowers and vegetables; that's why the women support them by travelling 2 or 4 times a week to the local market of the municipality to sell their crops. They see the need to do this and the benefits for their families. This is why they need capital to invest in their businesses as well as investing some part in their husband's harvest.
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Integrada por doña Marta, de 36 años y su suegra doña Justa de 62 años de edad quien desde hace 15 años se ha dedicado a la venta de tortillas en su domicilio, doña Marta tiene en su domicilio su pequeño negocio de venta de consumo diario como también un molino de nixtamal, doña Marta desde las 6 de la mañana atiende a sus clientes en su mayoría a las señoras que llegan a moler su nixtamal y a la vez compra de pan para sus niños que viajan a la escuela,ella esta solicitando este credito para la compra de productos de consumo diario ya que nececita surtir mas su tienda el esposo de ambas se dedican a la agricultura en la siembra de flores y verduras por lo cual ellas apoyan viajando 2 o 4 veces por semana al mercado local de la municipio a vender sus cosechas, por lo que ellas ven la necesidad y el mismo beneficio para su familia por lo que requieren de capital para invertir en sus negocios y por otra parte invertir parte en el cultivo de sus esposos.

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
  • 79
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,928,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Duo Santa Teresita Group's $725 loan helped a member to buy products for daily consumption.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012