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Heidi Patricia
Heidi is a young 33-year-old entrepreneur. She is married with two children.
She has been a client of our institution for eight years, and has taken out several loans which have helped her to develop her business. With her previous loan, she was able to buy a vehicle for transporting her merchandise to her customers. This gave her more mobility for transporting her merchandise: clothing, tennis shoes, perfume, and other items to cover her customers' needs.
Her little three-year-old daughter normally goes with her on her trips. This way, Heidi doesn't have to leave her in someone else's care. Next year, her daughter will be in kindergarten; this will make it easier for both of them. Heidi's oldest son helps out a lot when he doesn't have school. He goes with her, brings merchandise to the customers, and takes payments under his mother's supervision.
Along with her husband and children, Heidi has been growing as a businesswoman. She is very hard-working. In the future she hopes to have her own home, and she hopes that her business will continue to grow for the benefit of her entire family.
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Heidi es una joven microempresaria de 33 años, está casada y tiene dos hijos.
Desde hace 8 años es cliente de nuestra institución,y ha adquirido varios préstamos que le han servido en el desarollo de su actividad. Con el préstamo anterior pudo comprar un vehículo que le permite llevar su mercadería hasta sus clientes , teniendo más facilidades para movilizarse y llevar la mercadería que distribuye:ropa, tennis,perfumes, y otros articulos para las necesidades de sus clientes.
Generalmente en sus viajes la acompaña su pequeña hija de tres años, y de esta forma no tiene que dejarla al cuidado de otras personas,aunque el proximo año podrá matricularla en el kinder y así estarán más cómodas y felices en sus ocupaciones, y Heidi tendrá más facilidad para hacer su trabajo. Su hijo mayor también la ayuda mucho cuando no tiene que ir a la escuela, pues sale con ella , y lleva la mercadería a los clientes y realiza los cobros , bajo la supervisión de su mamá.
Junto a sus hijos y su esposo, Heidi se ha estado desarrollando como una mujer empresaria , muy trabajadora y esforzada, espera poder tener su casa propia y que su negocio siga creciendo para beneficio de toda su familia.

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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.

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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $3,978,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Heidi Patricia to buy merchandise such as tennis shoes, perfume, clothing and other personal care items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 15, 2011
Listed
Dec 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013