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Patricia is 36 years old. For many years she was dedicated to sewing typical women clothing ("güipiles"), but this activity did not leave her with many earnings and it took her a long time to recover her investment. Since four years ago her business has been making and selling wool clothes and pants for children. This business gives her better earnings and, thanks to God, has helped her improve her life. She unfortunately could not study but she is aware of how important it is for her kids to be able to study and succeed in the future. Presently, she has six children. Her dream is to improve their economic situation, improve their living conditions, and economically assist her husband, who works in agriculture.
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Patricia tiene 36 años de edad, por muchos años ella se dedico a tejer ropa típica para mujer (güipiles), pero esta actividad no le dejaba muchas ganancias, y tomaba mucho tiempo recuperar su inversión. Desde hace cuatro años, su negocio es la fabricación y venta de ropa o trajes de lana para niños, este negocio si le deja mejores ganancias y gracias a Dios ha ayudado a salir adelante. Ella lamentablemente no pudo estudiar, pero esta conciente de la importancia de que sus hijos puedan estudiar y superarse en el futuro, en la actualidad tiene 6 hijos. Su sueño es mejorar su situación económica, mejora la condición de su vivienda, y ayudar económicamente a su esposo quien se dedica a la actividad de agricultura.

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FAPE, the Foundation for the Assistance of Small Businesses, is a nonprofit, socially-minded institution that provides loans to micro-entrepreneurs across Guatemala.

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  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 117
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  • $11,677,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.5
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Patricia buy raw materials to make wool clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2008
Oct 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009