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Marta Daisy
Marta S. S. is a 57 year old woman who lives with her husband. She wasn’t able to finish primary school because she had to care for her younger brothers.

Marta is a very hardworking and responsible person. This is the second loan she has applied for from the foundation. It will be used for enlarging her egg production business. The first loan was for a catalogue sales business she still has, but she is more involved with her chickens.

Capital: Doña Marta began with the purchase of 40 small egg laying chickens with savings from her catalogue sales business. She has two chicken coops, one big, the other small.

Marta has two chicken coops. One is for the egg producing chickens. She has 40 of these and each one lays two eggs per day. This chicken coop is very large, and she is able to walk in it comfortably. The second is for her home grown chickens and has 10 chickens and a rooster. Her chicken coops are made from tin, planks, and chicken wire since a lot of foxes hang around where she lives. To date the foxes haven’t eaten any of her chickens.

With the loan she will be able to buy more egg producing chickens in order to continue increasing her capital. She gets up very early to give her chickens food and water, collect the eggs, and clean up. She does the same in the afternoon. With the loan she will be able to obtain more customers and continue with the business.

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Marta S. S. es una mujer e 57 años de edad vive con su esposo, no pudo terminar la primaria ya que ella cuido a sus hermanos los más pequeños. Marta es una persona muy trabajadora y responsable, es el segundo crédito que solicita a la fundación el cual será para crecimiento de su actividad que es gallinas ponedoras, y el primero fue para la venta x catalogo lo cual aun la tiene pero esta mas dedicada a sus gallinas,
Capital: Doña Marta Inicio con un compra de 40 gallinas ponedora pequeñas, las cuales fueron con ahorros de la actividad de venta por catalogo, cuenta con dos gallineros uno grande y otro pequeño

Marta tiene dos gallineros uno para sus gallinas ponedoras que son 40 las que tiene y cada una de ellas pone dos huevos al día, este gallinero es muy amplio para ella, pueden andar cómodamente, el segundo gallinero es para sus gallinas caseras que son 10 cuenta con un gallo. Sus gallineros son de lata y de rejas y maya ya que por donde ella vive rondan muchos los zorros. A la fecha no se han comido ninguna.
Con el crédito podrá comprar más gallinas ponedoras para seguir creciendo su capital, ella se levanta muy temprano a darles de comer y agua, recoge los huevos y los lleva a lavar durante la tarde hace lo mismo
Con el crédito podrá llegar a más clientes para seguir con el negocio.

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In Costa Rica, funding for microfinance institutions is hard to come by, and many institutions find themselves having difficulty growing and reaching all the demand for loans that exist. Kiva works with Fundacion Mujer because it attends a very marginalized population in Costa Rica, with a specific focus on women. In addition to the loan, Fundacion Mujer provides specialized training programs for their borrowers on everything from computer classes to salon training. Because of the difficulty in obtaining capital in Costa Rica, Fundacion Mujer cannot serve all the women that need loans. Therefore Kiva plays a unique role in helping Fundacion Mujer grow its portfolio and reach borrowers it otherwise would not be able to.

About Fundacion Mujer:

Fundación Mujer is an organization specializing in the financial and personal development of female entrepreneurs in Costa Rica. They seek to reach underserved populations that may include indigenous communities, immigrants, refugees, victims of domestic violence or women living with HIV/AIDS. Fundación Mujer offers courses in both business and personal development, as well as training in concrete skills such as sewing and other crafts.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.1
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Marta Daisy to purchase more egg laying chickens for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2011
May 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2012