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Maria Faustina
Faustina D. has a business selling typical clothes, and the raising and selling of pigs, chickens and turkeys of which she sells a few of each. She has four children and three are studying, the oldest is now working and helps her economically. She has moved forward alone because her husband has an alcohol problem and is very irresponsible, so she doesn't count on his support. The major responsibility that Faustina has is the maintenance of her house, she leaves the house to be able to sell her products. Now she needs a loan to be able to buy more merchandise, which refers to clothes and buy some pigs, which this time of year sell more and at a better price. Faustina hopes to be able to grow her business, and like that she can continue supporting her children and they can continue to study, since she unfortunately did not have the opportunity to study.
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Faustina Díaz tiene un negocio de venta de ropa típica, la y crianza y venta de marranos, pollos y chompipes (pavos) los cuales vende un poco de cada cosa. Ella tiene cuatro hijos y tres están estudiando, la mayor ya trabaja y le ayuda económicamente. Ella ha salido adelante sola porque su esposo tiene el vicio del alcohol y es muy irresponsable, ella no cuenta con el apoyo de el. La mayor responsabilidad la tiene Faustina es el sostén de su casa, ella sale fuera de su casa para poder vender sus productos. Ahora necesita el préstamo para poder comprar mas mercadería, lo que se refiere a ropa y comprar algunos marranos que en esta época de fin de año se vende más y a mejor precio. Faustina desea poder vender agrandar su negocio, y así poder seguir apoyando a sus hijos y que sigan estudiando ya que ella lamentablemente no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar.

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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
  • 126
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.6
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Maria Faustina buying clothes and pigs for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2008
Dec 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 20, 2010