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Balvina is native of the San Antonio community. She is now 54 years old and she has been engaging in breeding and selling animals (pigs) for 17 years. As an additional activity she embroiders typical suits, and thanks to these two activities she has succeeded in helping her family. She is grateful to Kiva for the help they have given her, as she has already had a few loans, paying them back without defaulting. She is requesting this loan to buy pigs to breed as well as to buy basic materials to wave her fabrics.
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Doña Balvina es originaria de la comunidad San Antonio Actualmente tiene 54 años de edad, ella desde hace 17 años se dedica a la crianza y venta de animales (cerdos) y como actividad secundaria se dedica al bordado de trajes típicos, es así como ella ha logrado ayudar a su familia, agradece a kiva la ayuda que le han brindado ya que tiene varios crédito trabajados y no a caído en mora, está solicitando este crédito para la compra de marranos para la crianza, y para la compra de materia prima para la confección de tejidos.

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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

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,803,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Balvina to buy pigs and materials to weave her fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013