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Gregoria Catarina
Gregoria Catarina, who is 28 years old, has 2 children (one who is 8 years old, and one who is 3 years old). She has sold soap for more than one and a half years (soaps, toothpaste, baskets, benches, brushes, shampoo, etc.). She makes her sales by walking on foot in various towns on their market days.

She is requesting a loan to purchase more merchandise so that she can stock her business better. This season, she hopes to increase her sales. She has had more demand this season.

Her goal is to be able to save enough money to send her children to school so that they can have a better future. She would also like to build and improve her family's home and pay for some of her family's household expenses.
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La señora Gregoria Catarina de 28 años de edad, tiene 2 hijos (una de 8 y uno de 3 años) se dedica a la venta de jabón hace más de 1 año y medio (jabones, pastas, canastas, bancos, cepillos, shampoo, etc.) vende de forma ambulantemente en distintos pueblos los días de mercado, ella solicita un crédito para comprar más mercadería y poder surtir mejor su negocio, ya en esta temporada ella logra incrementar más sus ventas y tiene mayor demanda por la temporada. Su meta es poder lograr tener un ahorro para darles estudios a sus hijos y puedan tener un mejor futuro ya que es un ingreso que ella posee para ayudar, también lograr construir y mejorar su casa para su familia y contribuir con los gastos económicos de su familia.

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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
  • 52
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,316,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Gregoria Catarina to purchase soaps, toothpaste, baskets, benches, brushes, shampoo, etc. to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2013
Listed
Dec 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014