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Juana Azucena
Juana started a business selling shoes in the neighborhood where she lives fifteen years ago. Over time, sales increased and generated good income. Therefore, she decided to start selling used clothing as well. She now has an established shop and wants to stock it more to increase her income. Juana is 44 years old, from Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa, and has two sons who help her in her sales.

Translated from Spanish by Megan Montgomery, Kiva Fellow.

Juana inició un negocio el cual consistía en la venta de zapatos en la colonia donde reside hace quince años. Con el paso del tiempo, fueron creciendo las ventas y le generó buenas ganancias y por consiguiente decidió empezar a vender ropa usada también. Ahora tiene un local establecido y desea surtirlo más para que tenga mejores ingresos. Juana tiene 44 años de edad, originaria de Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa, y tiene dos hijos los cuales le ayudan ha vender.

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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
  • 128
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    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 Azucena to purchase more clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 2, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009