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Lilliana is 45 years old. She is a hard-working, tenacious, entrepreneurial woman and this is her third loan from Fundación Mujer. Lilliana is separated. She tells us that she has already signed her divorce papers and has gradually started growing again as a person. She tells us that things have been very difficult but she has gradually moved on for the sake of her three children.

Lilliana has several sewing machines. She bought some of them with loans from Fundación Mujer. She bought the others with the savings that she made from her business. She has a small workshop in her home which needs remodeling.

Lilliana wakes up early, gets her children ready and drops them at school. She returns home and does her housework. Lilliana's goal is to improve herself and get her children ahead in life.

With this loan, Lilliana will fix the roof of her workshop. Owing to the leaks, she cannot work peacefully and she is afraid that her merchandise will get wet. Her workshop is large and in good condition.
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Doña Lilliana es una persona, trabajadora, luchadora una mujer emprendedora ella tiene 45 años de edad, este es el tercer crédito que solicita a la fundación La señora se encuentra separada nos cuenta que ya firmo su divorcio y poco a poco ha vuelto a crecer como persona, ella nos cuenta que fue muy duro pero
Poco a poco ha ido superándolo por sus hijos ella vive con sus sus tres hijos

La clienta tiene varias maquinas de coser ya que algunas fueron compradas con los prestamos que otorgo la Fundación y las otras con los ahorros que genero la empresa, también ella tiene un pequeño taller en su casa de habitación el cual ocupa remodelación

La señora se levanta temprano alista a sus hijos y los va a dejar a la escuela, regresa y trabaja cociendo las labores domesticas les ayudan sus hijos, Doña Lilliana tiene como meta superarse y sacar a sus hijos adelante

La señora con este crédito podrá arreglar el techo de su taller ya que por motivo de goteras la señora no puede trabajar con tranquilidad y con miedo que se le moje su mercadería, el taller tiene gran espacio y esta en buena condición

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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.

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  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,441,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Lilliana to fix the roof of her workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012