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Marìa Guadalupe
María Guadalupe O. J. is a married woman who lives in Villa Lobos, a rapidly growing urban community outside of Guatemala City. She has 3 grown children. María says that she owns her house and she also lends rooms to the local church as a charity so that they have a proper meeting place.

For about a year, María Guadalupe has been selling clothes. She sells women's, men's, and children's clothes in all sizes and prices. She would like to expand her business a little bit by buying more clothes and perfume to sell. Her goal is to grow the business and to help her family become more financially stable with the aid of this loan. Her husband works but he doesn’t earn enough the support the family.

María prays to God that everything will turn out well for her family and believes that this loan will be a good investment for the betterment of the lives of her family members.

Translated from Spanish by Andrea Bouch, Kiva Fellow

María Guadalupe Jiménez O. es una señora casada vive en Villa Lobos Guatemala tiene 3 hijos mayores de edad, la casa en donde vive es propia y presta un local para reuniones de la iglesia es una obra de caridad de doña María Guadalupe. María Guadalupe tiene 1 año de vender ropa de damas, caballeros y niños diferentes tallas y precios solo que ella desea ampliar un poco mas su negocio comprando ropa y algunos perfumes para vender. Su meta es crecer en su negocio de la venta de ropa con la ayuda del crédito que se le dará ella podrá crecer como comerciante y estará mejor económicamente su familia ya que su esposo trabaja pero no alcanza para sustentar a su familia, María espera en Dios que todo le salga bien y que este crédito sea para un buen beneficio en la vida de su familia.

Additional Information

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
  • 103
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,349,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Marìa Guadalupe increase merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2009
Apr 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010