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23-year-old Sebastiana is married and has two daughters, who are two and four years old. She began her business approximately three years ago, selling costume jewelry for ladies, such as watches, makeup, necklaces, bracelets, and more, in addition to underwear. Thanks to the loans given to her by FAPE and Kiva, she has started a business selling clothes for the whole family and her earnings have increased. She is requesting a loan in order to invest the majority of it in clothing sales and the rest in selling costume jewelry. Her greatest dream, which she asks God to fulfill soon, is to be able to buy a piece of land so she can have her own house as she currently lives in the family home.
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Sebastiana, de 23 años de edad es casada y tiene dos hijas de dos y cuatro años de edad, inicio su negocio hace aproximadamente tres años, se dedica a vender bisutería para dama tales como relojes, pinturas, collares, pulcesas,etc y ropa interior, gracias a los créditos que fape y kiva le ha brindado, actualmente inicio un negocio de venta de ropa para toda la familia y sus ingresos han aumentado ella solicita un crédito para invertir la mayor parte en la venta de ropa y lo demás en la venta de bisutería, el sueño mas grande que ella tiene y le pide a Dios que sea a corto plazo es comprar un terreno para tener casa propia ya que donde ella vive la casa es familiar.

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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
  • 54
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,553,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Sebastiana to sell ladies' clothing and to buy costume jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014