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Elma Beatriz
Elma S. is 28 years old, widowed, and has a one year old son. She owns a butcher’s shop in Chimaltenango, lives in San Martin Jilotepeque, and travels everyday to her business. The butcher’s shop was previously managed by her husband, but he lost his life and now Elma attends to it and with time she has been able to get beyond the loss of her husband.

She is asking for a loan to buy a meat grinder with which to prepare various sausages. She had one before, but it no longer functions. Her dream is to grow her business and to own her own store, as at the moment she rents.

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Doña Elma S. de 28 años de edad, viuda y con un hijo de 1 año, tiene una carniceria en Chimaltenango, vive en San Martín Jilotepeque, viaja todos los dias para su negocio.
Anteriormente el encargado de la carnicería era su esposo, pero fue privado de su vida y ahora Doña Elma atiende la carnicería y con el tiempo ha podido ir superando la perdida de su esposo. Ella solicita el crédito para comprar un molino de carne y asi poder preparar longanizas y chorizos, con anterioridad tenia uno pero ya no funciona. Su sueño es ampliar su negocio y tener su propio local ya que por el momento alquila.

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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
  • 115
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,645,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Elma Beatriz to invest in butcher's shop equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2010
Mar 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011