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Mrs. Enriqueta Sèpez P. works selling gifts and clothing for children, including selling items like sheets and bedspreads. She has been in this business for 7 years. Currently the business is located in her home so that she and her husband can tend it conveniently. She is asking for credit in order to purchase more merchandise, including things like dishes, stuffed animals, towels, bed covers, and clothing for children, etc. The Christmas season is approaching and Enriqueta would like to take advantage of the opportunity to sell more items. Her business also specializes in selling kites as well as tissue paper which is in high demand during the holidays since it is used for making kites.

Enriqueta wants her business to grow, and with a loan she will increase her sales and provide the products that her clients request. She and her husband also obtain additional income by growing corn and beans.

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Doña Enriqueta Sèpez P. se dedica a la venta de regalos y de ropa para niños, asi como sabanas y cubre camas, desde hace 7 años.
Actualmente su negocio lo tiene en su casa para que ella y su esposo puedan atender el negocio. Ella esta solicitando un crédito para comprar más mercadería; como trastos, ropa para niños y de cama, animalitos de peluche, toallas, etc. porque ya se acerca la época navideña y es allí ella aprovecha a vender más. También en su negocio se dedica a la venta de papel de china que en esta época tiene bastante demanda en el sector ya que es utilizado para la elaboración de barriletes, y también barriletes ya terminados.

Ella desea que su negocio crezca, y con este capital va incrementar las ventas que ya tiene y podrá cumplir con lo que sus clientes piden. Ella y su esposo también se dedican a la agricultura de maíz y fríjol lo cual les ayuda a obtener otros ingresos.

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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
  • 123
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,803,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.5
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Enriqueta to invest in the purchase of toys and gifts for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2008
Oct 15, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 23, 2009