Zaida lives only with her husband, with whom she has lived for 40 years. All her children are adults. Nevertheless, Zaida always has contributed to the family finances since her children were little. Now she is helping one of her daughters finish her university studies, and also helps take care of her granddaughter.
Ella confecciona colchas cortinas, almohadones que sus clientes compran para decorar sus hogares. Además doña Zaida vende algunos otros productos de catalogo, pues como ella misma dice todo lo que ella vende se lo compran, pues tiene una forma muy agradable de atender a sus clientes.
Doña Zaida vive solamente con su esposo , con el que tiene 40 años de vivir, todos sus hijos son adultos, sin embargo doña Zaida siempre ha contribuido con la economía familiar desde que sus hijos eran pequeños, ahora ayuda a una de sus hijas a terminar su carrera universitaria y tambien colabora con el cuido de su nieta.
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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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