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Rufino, 52, is from San Pablo, San Marcos, Guatemala. He's a street vendor and currently has two jobs, one in the Roosevelt neighborhood and another on the outskirts of the Municipality of Guatemala City.

Rufino dreams of being able to set up a store and sell new clothing for women and children.

The loan he's requesting from FAPE is to invest in women's blouses and children's outfits, because in December he has a lot of demand and requests.
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RUFINO tiene 52 años de edad es originario de San Pablo, San Marcos, Guatemala es vendedor ambulante actualmente tiene 2 puestos: uno ubicado en la Colonia Roosevelt y otro en las afueras de la Municipalidad de la Ciudad Capital de Guatemala.

Rufino sueña con poder poner un local y vender ropa nueva para dama y niño.

El crédito que solicita a FAPE es para invertir en blusas de dama y trajes para niño, ya que en la temporada de diciembre tiene mucha demanda y pedidos.

Additional Information

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
  • 56
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,391,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Rufino to buy new clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013