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My name is Juana C. G. and I have been a merchant for more than 30 years. I started as a street vendor selling baby clothes in the “El Guarda” market in the city of Guatemala.

After many years, I wanted to expand my business and with my husband’s help, I succeeded in getting my own shop and now we sell bulk clothing,

With the requested loan, I would like to buy more merchandise as my clients have offered me to buy several batches of clothing. However, for that I need an important amount of capital as I have many clients. I thank God because my clients come see me often as I am well located in the market and I like to offer them a good variety of clothing.

Translated from Spanish by Jimena Almendares Leistner, Kiva Volunteer.

Soy Juana C. G., desde hace más de treinta años que me dedico al comercio, inicie con la venta de ropa para bebés, en el mercado el guarda en la zona 11 de la ciudad capital y de forma ambulante.

Después de muchos años, he querido agrandar mi negocio y conseguí un local y con el apoyo de mi esposo pudimos poner la venta de ropa clasificada o de paca como se conoce, con el crédito quiero invertir para comprar mercadería para surtir ya que me ofrecen la oportunidad de comprar varios lotes de ropa, pero para ello necesito una buena cantidad de capital, ya que gracias a Dios, mis clientes me buscan mucho ya que tengo buena ubicación en el mercado y quiero poder ofrecer buena variedad a mis clientes.

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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
  • 74
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,352,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.5
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Juana to buy more merchandise as my clients have offered me to buy several batches of clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009