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Emma Estela
Emma is 56 years old and married. She was born in a small rural town, about 40 km from Guatemala City. She began her current business selling groceries and basic consumer goods 4 years ago, when she moved from the countryside to one of Guatemala City's suburbs. She began selling fruit and vegetables and then later, bread, rice, beans and other daily necessities. When she started this business, it was the only one like it in her community and because of this, her business became a very important one in that neighbourhood. Over the years, Emma's store has slowly grown larger and today, she even sells some tools commonly needed in the community, like nails and shovels. Emma needs this loan so that she can further expand the range of products on offer in her store, just like her clients have asked her to do. She is confident that this loan will be a great help.
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Emma tiene 56 años de edad, es casada, nació en un municipio del país, localizado a 40 kilómetros de la ciudad de Guatemala. Empezó su negocio de venta de artículos de primera necesidad hace 4 años cuando se traslado a vivir a una comunidad de las orillas de la ciudad de Guatemala. Cuando ella comenzó su negocio, no había otro negocio en su comunidad, por lo que el mismo era muy importante para los vecinos de dicho lugar. Ella comenzó vendiendo frutas y verduras, luego vendió pan, arroz, fríjol y otros productos de consumo diario. Su negocio ha ido creciendo a medida que las ganancias se lo permiten, ahora vende además algunas herramientas que se necesitan en dicho lugar, tales como clavos y palas.

Emma necesita el préstamo para surtir más su tienda, ya que sus clientes le demandas más productos. Ella confía que el préstamo le ayudara mucho en su negocio.

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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
  • 133
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,890,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Emma Estela to buy goods for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2009