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Elda Karina

Elda Karina started her business of selling basic grains and items of basic necessity in 1990. Her idea was to support her husband with the household income. She has two small children who are still in school and wishes to give them the best education possible. With the money that she has earned and saved from her business, she has been able to start another business selling tortillas.


The loan is needed to invest in merchandise and be able to expand her shop of items of basic necessity. She also want to expand her tortilla business as well. Until now, she has been successful at her businesses and she hopes to keep on growing, considering that every day the economic situation of the country gets tougher. One of her dreams is to be able to build and improve her home in the future.

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Elda Karina inicio su negocio de venta de granos básicos y artículos de primera necesidad en el año 1990, su idea fue apoyar en los ingresos económicos a su esposo. Tiene dos hijos pequeños los cuales todavía no estudian, pero desea darles la mejor educación posible.
Con el dinero que ha ganado y ahorrado en su negocio también puso una venta de tortillas.
El préstamo lo necesita para invertir en mercaderías y poder ampliar su tienda de productos de primera necesidad. También quiere ampliar su negocio de tortillas.
Hasta ahora ha tenido mucho éxito en sus negocios y espera poder seguir creciendo, considerando que cada día la situación económica del país es mas dura.
Uno de sus sueños es en el futuro construir y mejora su casa.

Additional Information

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
  • 93
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,105,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.5
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Elda Karina be able to buy merchandise for her shop and expand her tortilla shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Oct 19, 2008
Listed
Oct 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009