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Carmen Beatriz
Carmen C. is asking for a loan to invest in a store that she has had for 9 months. While her business for many years has been to sell traditional clothing, she had the opportunity to acquire this store and she would like to be able to provide more products that people like to buy such as fruit, corn, beans, sugar, and oil. Also she would like to sell school supplies because the store is near the village school where she lives.

One of her goals is to serve her customers well and to gain their loyalty. She says that she continues to work hard even after being sick and having recovered. She wants to provide a good life to her daughter. Even though her daughter is only 3 she is preparing for her daughter’s future.
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Carmen C. solicita este crédito para invertirlo en una tienda que tiene desde hace 9 meses, aunque su negocio desde hace varios años ha sido la venta de ropa típica tuvo la oportunidad de adquirir este negocio y quiere aprovechar para poder surtir mas productos ya que quiere comprar frutas, maíz, frijol, azúcar y aceite, también algunos utiles escolares ya que su negocio esta ubicado cerca de la escuela de la aldea donde ella vive. Una de las metas que la señora tiene es de atender bien a sus clientes y ganar su preferencia, ella dice que sigue trabajando duro ya que después de haber estado enferma y haberse recuperado quiere darle una buena vida a su hija, aunque su hija tiene poco mas de 3 años ella se prepara para el 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
  • 61
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,393,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.3
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Carmen Beatriz working captial.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2010
Feb 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2010