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Sabina G. is 53 and is a single mother of one adult son and two others who help her with her business of raising chickens. She has had this business for 30 years. She lives in San Martín Jilotepeque and has some land 5 kilometers away from her house, which is where she has her business of raising and fattening chickens. She sells them in town and people always come to her house to buy from her. She has chickens of various sizes so her customers can always find what they need. She needs her loan to buy more chickens and their food. She also would like to have turkeys and ducks. Her dreams are to have another, larger farm and to be able to sell chickens by the pound since right now she sells them whole.
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Sabina G., tiene 53 años de edad, es madre soltera, ella tiene un hijo mayor de edad, y los otros dos le apoyan en su negocio de la crianza de pollos. Este negocio ella lo tiene desde hace 30 años. Ella vive en San Martín Jilotepeque y tiene un terreno como a 5 kilómetros de su casa, donde tiene su negocio de crianza y engorde de pollos, ella los vende en el pueblo y también la buscan en su casa para comprarle, ella tiene pollos de varios tamaños para que sus clientes siempre encuentren lo que necesiten. Ella necesita su préstamo para comprar más pollos y también comida y además quiere tener pavos y patos. Sus sueños son tener otra granja más y poder vender también pollos por libra ya que ahorita solo vende enteros.

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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
  • 117
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,677,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Sabina to purchase chickens and food for them and to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2009
Jun 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010