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Don Timoteo is 53 years old and is responsible for four children, three of whom are currently studying. For the past 10 years, he has been growing French-style green beans (haricot verts) on his land as well as corn, coffee, and other vegetables. His customers buy his products in quantity directly from his farm. This source of income is how Don Timoteo is able pay for his children’s education. He gives thanks to God for being able to obtain a Kiva loan so that he can continue growing his crops. In addition, he appreciates the trust that has been demonstrated to him as a person.

Timoteo will buy chemicals and organic matter for fertilizing his crops. He will also purchase plastic crates so that he can transport his products. Timoteo hopes the loan he requested will be helpful.

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Don Timoteo de 53 años de edad,tiene bajo su responsabilidad a cuatro hijos,de los cuales 3 estan estudiando actualmente,el se dedica desde hace 10 años al cultivo de ejote frances y al cultivo de frijol de suelo, maiz, café.y otros vejetales, por la calidad de su productos sus clientes ban a comprarlo al lugar donde el cultiva,de esta fuente es que don timoteo abtiene recursos para darles estudio a sus hijos,el le da gracias a Dios porque gracias a los credito que Kiva le a otorgado a podido ir creciendo en su cultivo,les agradese la confianza que le han depositado a su persona, el esta solicitando este credito para la compra de quimico organico para abonar su cultivo, y tambien para la compra de cajas plasticas para poder transportar su producto,espera que le puedan ayudar con el credito solicitado.

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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
  • $12,593,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Timoteo to buy chemical and organic fertilizers and to acquire plastic crates for transporting his products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2012
Jul 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013