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Maria Sofia
44-year-old Maria Sofia has been raising animals (pigs and cows) for four years. She currently has three sows who are all pregnant. She works hard every day in her business as this is how she provides for her family financially. She is requesting this loan to buy more animals (pigs and cows) as she would like to further expand her business. She hopes that Kiva can help her with the loan she is requesting and thereby help her with her business raising and selling animals.
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Maria Sofia,de 44 años de edad ella se dedica desde hace 4 años a la crianza de animales(cerdos y vacas)actual mente tiene 3 cerdos embras,y todas estan en gestacion, es asi como ella lucha dia a dia para seguir con su negocio ya que de esta actividad ella sostiene economicamente a su familia, esta solicitando este credito para la compra de mas animales(cerdos y vacas) ya que quiere agrandar mas su negocio, espera que Kiva le pueda ayudar con el credito solicitado y asi de esa forma ayudarla con su negocio de crianza y venta de animales.

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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

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,573,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Maria Sofia to buy and sell animals (pigs and cows).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2012
Jul 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013