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Josefa, 29, is married with two children. Her husband works independently selling vegetables in the CENMA market in the capital of Guatemala. One of the children is in school. Josefa sells traditional clothing such as cuts, huipiles (colorful dresses in Mayan style),blouses, etc. In front of the municipal market in her community, for 5 years she has been selling only on market days:Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Her clientele increases daily, so she needs another loan to purchase traditional clothing. This will help her husband with the family finances and their home.
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Doña Josefa de 29 años, casada con dos hijos. Su esposo trabaja independiente mente vendiendo verduras en el cenma mercado de la capital Guatemala, uno de sus hijos estudia, doña Josefa vende ropa típica como cortes, güipiles, cortes, blusas etc. En frente del mercado municipal de su comunidad, vende solamente los días de mercado desde hace 5 años martes, jueves, viernes, sábado y domingo, su clientela aumenta dien a dia, necesita otro crédito para la compra de ropa tipica, y así ayudar a su esposo con la economía familiar,de su hogar

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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
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Josefa to buy traditional clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2011