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Maria Luisa
María Luisa, 43, is the mother of four children. She lives in Sumpango Sacatepequez, a town about one hour west of Guatemala City. She is a very entrepreneurial and resourceful woman who supports the betterment of her family by sending her children to school and improving the quality of their home.

María Luisa sells food products to the workers of a factory that is located in San Lucas Sacatepequez, about 10 kilometers from her house. She began by selling a small number of food items but her customers asked for other items such as fruit, sodas, and candies. These requests gave María Luisa the idea of selling a greater variety of food items. By doing so, she knows that she can increase her revenue. She has also started making delicious meals to sell – and she now has a much bigger clientele.

Her current capital isn’t enough to buy what she needs, so she is requesting a loan to help her grow the business. She feels very happy to be an important part of her family and to help support the education of her children. Her dream is to save and have a beautiful house someday and to see her children grow up to become professionals.


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María Luisa, tiene 43 años, es madre de 4 hijos vive en el municipio de Sumpango Sacatepequez. Ella es una mujer emprendedora y de mucha iniciativa, apoya en la superación de su familia en el estudio de sus hijos y en mejorar su vivienda, ella vende sus productos de alimentos, a los trabajadores de una fabrica que esta ubicada en San Lucas Sacatepequez aproximadamente a 10 kilómetros de su casa. Ella empezó vendiendo pequeños alimentos, luego sus clientes le pedían frutas, gaseosas, golosinas, quienes a la vez le dieron la idea de vender comida mas completa. Ella se dio cuenta que así tendría mas ganancias, a partir de allí Ella prepara ricos platos de comida, y tiene mas clientela. Ahora su propio capital ya no es suficiente para su venta, por lo que necesita de un préstamo para poder crecer en su negocio. Ella se siente muy contenta de poder ser parte importante de su familia, y apoya en la educación de sus hijos. Su sueño es ahorrar, y en el futuro tener una bonita casa y ver a sus hijos profesionales con sus estudios.

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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

  • $4,155
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $8,830,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Maria Luisa purchase variety of food products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 19, 2009
Listed
Feb 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2010