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Amanda B. is 54 years old and a widow with 6 children. Her two youngest children help her with household expenses since her husband died ten years ago. Her business is selling tortillas and selling firewood out of her home, but she also sells some on the street with the help of a few people. Amanda belongs to a solidarity group of women and has a small loan with the group, but is requesting an individual loan as well in order to invest more in her business and to increase her sales and earnings. Amanda’s dream is to see her business grow and to provide a better future for her children.

Translated by Andrea Bouch, Kiva Fellow

Amanda B. es viuda tiene 54 años de edad y 6 hijos. Los dos hijos mas pequeños son los que le ayudan con los gastos de la casa ya que su esposo murio hace diez años. Su negocio es venta de tortillas y venta de leña en su casa, pero tambien sale a vender a la calle ya que tiene dos personas que le ayudan a tortiar y a vender la leña, ella pertenece a un banco de mujeres de confianza. El prestamo lo solicita porque necesita invertir mas en su negocio para poder vender mas y tener mas ganancia. Su sueño es ver su negocio mas grande y a sus hijos con un mejor futuro.

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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
  • 110
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,803,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Amanda purchase of bulk ingredients for tortilla production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 20, 2010