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Doña Alicia is a humble and hardworking woman who lives in Tecpan, Guatemala. Thanks to the help of God, she was able to move her family forward since she is responsible for her children. Alicia grows tomatoes. Thanks to her efforts, she was able to build a greenhouse to make her job easier. She also grows oyster mushrooms that she sells at the market. In her free time, she makes traditional weavings by hand.

Doña Alicia works to support her family financially because she believes it is very important for her children to get ahead as a result of her efforts. Thanks to Kiva, she will be able to accomplish part of her dream. She will be able to slightly expand her greenhouse so that she can continue to fulfill her dreams.

Alicia is requesting this loan so that she can buy tomato seeds and compost for growing tomatoes.

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Doña Alicia es una señora humilde y muy trabajadora ella reside en Tecpan Guatemala, y gracias a la ayuda de Dios a podido salir adelante con su familila teniendo bajo su responsabilidad a sus hijos,ella se dedica a la siembra de tomates, con su esfuerzo a podido construir un invernadero para la facilidad de la siembra de tomates,tambien se dedica a la siembra de hongos Ostra,que los vende en el mercado, ella en sus timpos libres se dedica a elavorar tejidos tipicos hechos a mano, doña alicia trabaja para apoyar economicamente a su familia ya que para ella es muy inportante para que sus hijos salgan adelante con el esfuerzo de ella,gracias a kiva a podido realizar parte de su sueño ya que a podido agrandar un poco mas su invernadero y desea seguir realizando su sueños.esta solicitando este credito para la compra de semilla de tomate,y compra de abono para la siembra de tomates.

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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
  • 133
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Alicia to buy tomato seeds and compost.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2012
Jul 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013