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Candelaria, who is 50, has been selling tortillas and catalogue goods for six years. She runs her business from her home in Vista Hermosa and, in the afternoon, sells her lotions and cosmetics around her neighbourhood. She needs another loan to buy corn, firewood and lime to make her tortillas and to stock up on catalogue goods. She has other people who help her to sell her goods and her customers know where she lives so they can come and buy from her. Her ambition is to continue increasing her sales and, as a result, provide for her children - her first priority being giving them an education. She is grateful to the institution and to Kiva for putting their trust in her. She thanks them for their help and sends them God's blessing, wherever they may be.
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La señora Candelaria de 50 años de edad, se dedica a la venta de Tortillas y productos por catalogo desde hace seis años su negocio se encuentra ubicado en su domicilio en Vista Hermosa y por las tardes ella se dedica a vender su productos de lociones y maquillajes en su colonia, necesita otro crédito para poder comprar maíz ,leña y cal para elaborar sus tortillas y poder surtir su venta de productos por catálogos, ella tiene personas quienes le ayudan a vender, y tambien sus clientes ya conocen su casa para poder comprar sus productos el sueño de ella es seguir creciendo en sus ventas así darles lo necesario a sus hijos y lo primero es brindarle estudios y agradece a la institución y a Kiva por brindarle la confianza en su persona, le agradese por su ayuda y que Dios los bendiga donde quiera que esten.

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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
  • 132
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Candelaria to buy corn and lime to make tortillas and to buy and sell tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014