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Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina has worked selling chicken for the past 20 years in a small residential area in Guatemala City. She has the support of her husband and four children. She has had some challenges because there is a lot of competition where her business is located, but thanks to the good customer service she provides and the quality she offers, she has been able to keep moving forward. Every day she gets up at dawn in order to prepare her chicken for sale and to be able to finish early. She has one employee who helps her prepare the chicken to sell.

With this loan, she will buy chickens and turkeys which are sold a lot during this time. Cristina would like to improve her quality of life and grow her business--for example, she would like to eventually purchase a car so that she can more easily carry her merchandise.
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Maria Cristina se dedica a la venta de pollo en una colonia localizada en la ciudad de Guatemala, tiene 20 años en el negocio. Ella cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo, y tiene 4 hijos. Ha tenido problemas porque hay mucha competencia donde esta su negocio, pero gracias a la forma que ella atiende a sus clientes y la calidad que ofrece ha salido adelante. Todos los días madruga para preparar su venta y poder terminar temprano, cuenta con la ayuda de una empleada que la apoya para la preparación de su venta...

Con el prestamo ella quiere comprar más pollos y chompipes (pavos) que es lo que se vende en esta época. Doña Cristina desea poder mejorar tanto su calidad de vida, como lograr mas facilidades en su negocio, por ejemplo quiere llegar a tener su carro vehiculo para poder llevar su venta.

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
  • 51
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $12,391,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.6
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Maria Cristina purchase chickens and turkeys to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2008
Dec 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 23, 2009