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Maria Estefana
María Estefana is from the area of San Martin Jilotepeque. She is 42 years old, and for 5 years she has been in the business of purchasing and selling chickens. She has a stall in the market and is grateful to God and to Kiva for the support they have given her to get ahead. Thanks to this support she is fulfilling her dream of helping her parents and her nephews.
She requests this loan to make a larger investment since she does not have enough capital to purchase more chickens, for which there is high demand. She has had 3 loans before and always made her payments on time and been responsible, never falling behind.
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María Estefana es originaria del área de San Martin Jilotepeque, tiene 42 años y desde hace más de 5 años se ha dedicado a la compra y venta de gallinas. Su puesto lo tiene en el mercado, esta agradecida primeramente con Dios y con Kiva por el apoyo que le han brindado para salir adelante, gracias a ese apoyo está cumpliendo su sueño que es ayudar a sus padres y a su sobrinitos. Solicita el crédito para tener una inversión más grande ya que el capital que tiene no le alcanza para comprar más gallinas ya que tiene buena demanda. Sus pagos los ha realizado puntualmente, es responsable con sus pagos ha trabajado tres creditos y no callo en mora.

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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
  • 110
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $11,638,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Maria Estefana to purchase animals for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015