Alberto, 40, is married and has five children who are all in school. Two of his children help him in his business in the mornings and then in the afternoon they go to school.
Alberto has had his business for 16 years. He began by selling merchandise such as soap, combs, brushes, mirrors, etc. and with help he received from FAPE and Kiva, he began to sell clothing such as men’s pants, shirts, T-shirts, women’s shirts, and socks.
He is requesting another loan to buy new merchandise (pants, blouses, socks, etc) and especially to buy new and modern clothing to be able to grow his business and in this way continue to help his children so that they can finish school.
DON ALBERTO TIENE 40 AÑOS DE EDAD ES UNIDO Y TIENE 5 HIJOS TODOS ESTUDIAN DOS DE ELLOS LE AYUDAN POR LAS MAÑANAS EN EL NEGOCIO Y POR LA TARDE VAN A ESTUDIAR. DON ALBERTO TIENE 16 AÑOS DE TENER SU NEGOCIO EL EMPEZO A VENDER MERCERIA COMO JABON. PEINES, CEPILLOS, ESPEJOS ETC. Y CON LA AYUDA QUE FAPE Y KIVA LE BRINDARON EL EMPEZO A VENDER ROPA COMO PANTALON DE CABALLEROS, CAMISAS, PLAYERAS, CAMISETAS PARA DAMA, CALCETINES.GRACIAS A LA AYUDA AHORA EL ESTA SOLICITANDO UN NUEVO CREDITO PARA COMPRAR MERCADERIA NUEVA PARA(PANTALONES BLUSAS CALSETINES ETC)Y SOBRE TODO COMPRAR ROPA NUEVA Y MODERNA PARA PODER AUMENTAR SU NEGOCIO Y ASI PODER SEGUIR AYUDANDO A SUS HIJOS PARA QUE PUEDAN TERMINAR SUS ESTUDIOS.
FAPE, the Foundation for the Assistance of Small Businesses, is a nonprofit, socially-minded institution that provides loans to micro-entrepreneurs across Guatemala.