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Doña Gabriela F. Q. is a responsible women: one can note the growth she has had as a businesswoman: she has worked in commerce since her girlhood; she moved to Xenacoj municipality, her husband’s home-town; she opened a shop selling various products but her neighbours began to compete with her and as a result she decided to move her business to her son’s wife and with the help of her daughter-in-law serving in the store they found a good location in the suburb where her son and daughter-in-law live: a little removed from the village and there are no other stores. It is already stocked but there has been demand for other products, for which investment is needed in order to have a good quantity and variety of the items her customers are asking for.

Currently, she sells snacks in the park in the afternoons in the village of Sumpango, her home town, in order to obtain extra money which she can invest in the store.

She is mother to six children which help her with her sales, what she wishes to do is to be of supprt to other people in her community.

Translated from the Spanish by Katy Long, Kiva Volunteer

Doña Gabriela F. Q., es una mujer responsable puede notarse en el crecimiento que ha tenido como empresaria, ha trabajado en comercio hace años desde su juventud; se traslado al municipio Xenacoj; de donde su esposo es originario; ella abrió una tienda de productos varios pero sus vecinos empezaron a hacerle competencia por lo que decidió trasladar el negocio a la casa de su hijo y con la ayuda de su nuera atenderían la tienda encontraron una buena ubicación en la colonia donde vive su hijo y su nuera es un lugar retirado del pueblo no hay mas tiendas ya esta surtida pero hay demanda de otros productos por lo que necesita invertir para tener cantidad y variedad de artículos lo que la clientela pide.

Actualmente atiende una venta de refacciones en las tardes en el parque del pueblo de Sumpango de donde ella es originaria, para obtener un dinero extra y pueda invertir en la tienda.

Es madre de seis hijos quienes le apoyan a las ventas que ella tiene, lo que desea es ser de apoyo a otras personas en su comunidad.

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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
  • 68
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,393,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.7
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Gabriela business capital, purchase of essential products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2008
Mar 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009