Vilma Yanet owns a micro firm; she works manufacturing uniforms, costumes, etc. and as a secondary activity she owns a variety store (basic staples store). She’s very well-known in the community because of the way she works.
She’s worked with the Fundación for three consecutive years and has shown herself to be a responsible, honest person. On this occasion she mentions that she’s very grateful to Kiva for the support and trust they’ve given her because in addition to the loan she was granted previously she was also able to grow in the variety store (basic staples store) which she was able to stock with the previous loan.
Now that she’s repaid it she once again is asking for a new loan to buy another sewing machine. On this occasion it’s a machine able to do a variety of stitches. She hopes her request will be taken under consideration because Kiva has helped both her sewing and her variety store businesses to improve
ELLA ES PROPIETARIA DE UNA MICROEMPRESA YA QUE SE DEDICA A ELABORAR UNIFORMES DISFRACES ETC…. Y COMO ACTIVIDAD SECUNDARIA TIENE UNA MISCELANEA(TIENDA DE CONSUMO DIARIO) DENTRO DE LA COMUNIDAD ELLA ES MUY CONOCIDA POR LA FORMA DE TRABAJAR ELLA HA TRABAJADO DURANTE 3 AÑOS CONSECUTIVOS CON LA FUNDACION HA DEMOSTRADO SER UNA PERSONA RESPONSABLE Y HONESTA EN ESTA OCACION MENCIONA QUE ESTA MUY AGRADECIDA CON KIVA POR EL APOYO Y LA CONFIANZA QUE LE HAN BRINDADO YA QUE APARTE DEL CREDITO QUE SE LE OTORGO ANTERIORMENTE ELLA PUDO CRECER TAMBIEN CON LA MISCELANEA(TIENDA DE CONSUMO DIARIO) LA CUAL LE SIRVIO PARA SURTIRLA CON EL CREDITO ANTERIOR PERO YA CANCELADO Y ELLA NUEVAMENTE HACE LA SOLICITUD DE UN NUEVO CREDITO PARA LA COMPRA DE OTRA MAQUINA DE COSER EN ESTA OCACION UNA MAQUINA QUE ELABORE MUCHOS TIPOS DE PUNTADAS ESPERANDO QUE SE LE TOME EN CUENTA DICHA SOLICITUD, YA KIVA LE A AYUDADO A SUPERARSE EN SU NEGOCIO TANTO COMO EN LA MICELANEA COMO EN LA COSTURERIA.
FAPE, the Foundation for the Assistance of Small Businesses, is a nonprofit, socially-minded institution that provides loans to micro-entrepreneurs across Guatemala.