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Dúo El Carmen Group
In this Group: Heidy Lizeth, Florinda
Communal bank Duo el Carmen

Florinda is the single mother of a four-year-old daughter. Two years ago, she started a business selling propane gas tanks. She lives in Villa Nueva in Guatemala department. She is applying for a loan to invest in her business since she is the only one selling gas in her town. She can afford to buy just ten tanks when the distributor visits twice a week. She wants to buy 15 to 20 more because she only makes 25 percent. If she has more merchandise, her earnings will be greater.

Florinda dreams of having a house made of cement blocks, rather then the one made of wood where she lives now. She hopes that the lenders will fund her loan.
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DUO EL CARMEN
FLORINDA ES MADRE SOLTERA TIENE UNA HIJA DE CUATRO AÑOS, ELLA INICIO SU NEGOCIO HACE DOS AÑOS, SE DEDICA A LA VENTA DE GAS PROPANO, VIVE EN UNA COMUNIDAD DE VILLA NUEVA MUNICIPIO DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE GUATEMALA, ELLA SOLICITA EL CREDITO PARA INVERTIR EN SU NEGOCIO YA QUE POR SER LA UNICA QUE CUENTA CON VENTA DE GAS EN LA COMUNIDAD NO LE ALCANZAN LOS UNICOS DIEZ CILINDROS QUE TIENE POR QUE EL REPARTIDOR LA VISITA DOS VECES A LA SEMANA, ES POR ESO QUE QUIERE COMPRAR DE QUINCE A VEINTE CILINDROS MAS YA QUE LO QUE ELLA GANA ES SOLO EL VEINTICINCO POR CIENTO Y ES POR ESO QUE QUIERE TENER MAS MERCADERIA PARA OBTENER MAS GANANCIAS. EL SUEÑO MAS GRANDE QUE ELLA TIENE ES TENER SU CASA FABRICADA DE BLOCKS YA QUE SU CASA ACTUALMENTE ES DE LAMINA ESPERA QUE LE PUEDAN AYUDAR CON EL CREDITO SOLICITADO.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

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About Guatemala

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 73
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,405,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dúo El Carmen Group's $525 loan helped a member to buy propane gas tanks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 18, 2013
Listed
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013