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Elfida Paulina
Doña Elfida Paulina is 55 years old, married and her husband has been a garbage collector for 15 years. Doña Elfida has been selling basic food products for 18 years, such as beans, sugar, pastas, and corn and now she also sells sweets, sot drinks, juices and also ice cream and chocolate-dipped bananas. Without a doubt her business has grown and improved her income, thereby improving her economic stability. She wants to continue selling because that is her family’s legacy and that is what they live on. She wants her business to be stable so they can survive.

Her dream is to be able to help her children. She is requesting this loan to purchase food products in order to continue growing every day.
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Doña Elfida Paulina de 55 años casada, su esposo se dedica a la extracción de basura desde hace 15 años, doña Elfida se dedica a la venta de productos Comestibles de la canasta básica desde hace 18 años, como frijol, azúcar, pastas, maíz, ahora también vende golosinas, gaseosas, jugos también helados, choco bananos, sin duda su negocio ha crecido e incrementado sus ganancias y mejorado su estabilidad económica. Doña Elfida desea seguir vendiendo ya que ese es su patrimonio y de eso viven, espera tener su negocio estable para así poder sobrevivir.
Su sueño es poder ayudar a sus hijos, está solicitando este crédito para la compra de productos comestibles para seguir creciendo cada dia.

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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
  • 78
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,872,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Elfida Paulina to purchase basic food supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Nov 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013