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Paulina C. L., 45 years old, is married with two children. She has a stall selling goods for daily consumption in the municipal market. She sells candy, toilet paper, carbonated drinks, chewing gum, grains, etc. Her stall is open on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

She is happy because before, she had things, but very little. With the help of FAPE, she supplied her shop and invested in items or grains that people had requested. Today, she is able to buy and sell them. Before, she couldn't because she didn't have enough money. She is requesting this loan so she can use it to purchase more basic consumables as well as traditional clothing to sell.

She supports her children, who are still schoolaged. Her husband is a barber, and she helps him too. Her dream is to have a store to be able to sell on a large scale.
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Paulina C. L., de 45 años de edad es casada, con dos hijos. Ella tiene un venta de consumo diario dentro del mercado municipal. Ella vende golosina, papel higiénico, gaseosas, chicles, cereales, etc. Ella vende los días, domingos, martes, y jueves.

Ya está contenta ya que antes, tenía cosas, pero pocas. Con la ayuda de FAPE, ella surtió su tienda y colocó cosas o cereales que la gente le pedía. Hoy en día, las puede comprar y vender. Antes, no lo podía porque le faltaba dinero. Ella solicita este préstamo par utilizar para comprar más consumos diarios, también ropa típica para vender.

Mantiene a sus hijos ya que están en la edad escolar. Su esposo es barbero, y ella les ayuda también. Su sueño es tener un deposito para poder vender a lo grande.

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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
  • 114
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,661,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.3
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Paulina to purchase traditional clothes and basic consumables for a shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2010