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Zoila is from San Martin Jilotepeque. She is 47 years old, a widow, and a mother to three daughters. For more than 11 years Zoila has been making a living doing embroidery and knitting typical products. With this work, she has earned an income to support her family. She has a secondary job raising chickens. Zoila's dream is to help her daughters get ahead and to provide them with an education. This is Zoila's second Kiva loan. She was very punctual with her repayments on the first loan and during the first year she was only late once, by three days. Zoila thanks Fape and Kiva for the support being provided. She is applying for this loan to buy material and threads, and to buy chicken feed.
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Doña Zoila es originaria de san Martin Jilotepeque, de 47 años, viuda y madre de tres hijas. Doña Zoila desde hace más de 11 años se dedica a la elaboración de bordados y tejidos típicos en los cuales ha encontrado una fuente de ingresos para su familia, como trabajo secundario se dedica a la crianza de pollos. su sueño es sacar adelante a sus hijas y poder tener ingresos para darles estudio. este es el segundo crédito kiva que solicita en el primero fue muy puntual para depositar durante todo el año solo tuvo tres días de atraso. Agradece a Fape y kiva el apoyo que le brindan. Solicita el crédito para la compra de telas, hilos y concentrado para pollos.

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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
  • 41
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,391,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Zoila ti buy basic materials for making typical, knitted items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014