Marta is 52 years old. She is married and has two children. She has a tortilla making business. She has been making and selling tortillas for many years. She began with a 100-pound bag of corn and then her business grew and she hired two people to help her because she couldn’t keep up by herself. She now has her tortilla business and she also has a small store where she sells basic food items. The loan she is requesting is to buy corn for making tortillas. Her dream is to grow her tortilla business and open another store.
Marta, tiene 52 años de edad es casada y tiene dos hijos, ella tiene una tortilleria y se dedica a la elavoracion y venta de tortillas desde hace varios años ella empeso con un quintal de maiz luego fue creciendo y contrato a dos personas que le ayudaran porque no se daba a basto ella sola, actual mente tiene su tortilleri y aparte de eso tiene una tienda donde vende productos comestibles de consumo diario,el credito lo esta solicitando para la compra de maiz para la elavoracion de tortillas. ella sueña con poder agrandar su tortilleria y poner otro local.
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
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