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Reginalda makes clay griddles, grows tomatoes, and sells cooking wood for a living. She has 9 children, 5 of whom live with her. The other 4 are already married, but they and their spouses in live her house, so they help her to make the clay griddles. She also sells corn and beans, and does any type of business that she can out of necessity. She needs a loan in order to purchase tomato seeds and more materials to make the griddles. Her wish is to be able to improve her family’s financial situation. She is a very hard-working woman, and she trusts that she will increase her profits with this loan.
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Reginalda se dedica a la elaboración de cómales, y a la siembra de tomate, también vende leña para cocinar. Tiene 9 hijos, 5 de ellos están con ella los otros cuatro ya están casados, viven en la misma casa las esposas de sus hijos, y le ayudan a la elaboración de los cómales. También vende maíz y fríjol, y por necesidad se dedica a todo tipo de negocio que le salga. Necesita su Préstamo para poder comprar mas material para los cómales y semilla de tomate, y su deseo es poder mejorar en su situación económica familiar, ella es muy trabajadora y confía en que con este capital podrá tener más ganancias.

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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
  • 104
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,347,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Reginalda purchase materials to make clay griddles, and invest in tomato and corn crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 4, 2009
Feb 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 23, 2009