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Maria Cruz
Maria Cruz, 55, is married and the mother of 6 children. For 25 years Maria Cruz has sold fruit, such as pineapples, papayas, grapes, watermelons, melons and, for a large part of the harvest, apples.

As her clients know, Maria Cruz travels on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to the wholesaler to buy the best quality fruits and then travels to various areas of the capital to make deliveries to the residential areas where her customers wait to buy fresh fruit and to her home. During the apple harvest, Maria Cruz also delivers to various supermarkets in the capital city as she buys directly from the farms where they harvest this fruit.

She wishes to keep working so that she can make improvements to her home and support her husband in his job as a carpenter.

She is asking for this loan so she can buy fruits to grow her business.
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Doña María Cruz de 55 años de edad, casada y madre de 6 hijos, doña María Cruz desde hace 25 años se dedica a la venta de frutas como piñas, papayas, uvas, sandias, melones, y en su mayor parte en el tiempo de cosecha de manzana, doña Cruz como la conocen sus clientes viaja los días martes, jueves y sábados hacia la central de mayoreo a realizar la compra de sus frutas de primera calidad y luego viaja a varias zonas de la capital a entregar sus pedidos en las residenciales donde sus clientes la esperan para comprar frutas frescas y hasta la puerta de su casa, también doña Cruz en el tiempo de cosecha de manzana realiza la entrega a varios supermercados de la ciudad capital, producto que ella compra directamente de las fincas donde se cosecha esta fruta, su deseo es seguir trabajando para realizar algunas mejoras en su casa, y apoyar a su esposo en su labor de carpintero.esta solicitando este credito para la compra de frutas para agrandar mas su negocio.

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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
  • 66
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,342,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maria Cruz to buy fruit to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 8, 2012
Listed
Jul 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 18, 2013