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Update on Katty

Doña Katty is a 42-year-old borrower. She is divorced and has four children, of whom only one lives with her. She is very hard-working and has an entrepreneurial vision. She has a considerable history with the foundation and has always been characterized by her responsibility and punctuality. She has a pizzeria in her own house, located at a good spot in the community. She and one of her daughters are the ones who work in the business. She has contracts for special occasions with associations of various banana workers in the area. Now she needs to invest in some equipment to improve the quality of her express service.
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Doña Katty es una clienta con 42 años de edad, divorciada, tiene cuatro hijos, de los cuales vive solamente con uno. Es muy trabajadora y tiene visión empresarial. Cuenta con una amplia trayectoria en la Fundación y siempre se ha caracterizado por su reponsabilidad y puntualidad. Tiene su negocio de pizzería en su misma casa, ubicada en un buen punto de la comunidad. Ella junto con una hija son las que realizan la actividad. Cuenta con contratos en ocasiones especiales con asociaciones de diferentes bananeras que hay en el lugar. Actualmente necesita invertir en equipo de trabajo para mejorar la calidad del servicio express que ofrece.

Previous Loan Details

Katty H. P. is a 40-year-old mother of four who lives with her husband and sons in Batón, Limón, located near the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Katty owns a pizzeria where she prepares and sells pizza as well as other fast food items. Katty´s pizzeria is located in a busy location, in the same b... More from Katty's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,497,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Katty to purchase an oven and invest in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012