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Nuria, 59, is married but separated from her husband. She has seven children and currently lives with a daughter and two grandchildren. Her life has been hard because she had to work and struggle alone to get ahead with her family. She sells prepared food at a well-located diner. One of her daughters helps her with the housework and another works with her in the diner.
She is a client who makes a big effort to succeed with her goals and her objective is to increase her sales. It's been a little difficult because of lack of money to purchase more products and because of the unemployment in the city.
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Doña Nuria es una mujer de 59 años de edad, casada pero separada años de su esposo, tiene siete hijos. Actualmente vive con una hija y dos nietos. Su vida ha sido muy dura, debido a que tuvo que trabajar y luchar sola para salir adelante con su familia. Ella se dedica a los servicios de comidas en una soda ubicada en un buen punto. Tiene una hija que le ayuda en los oficios domésticos y otra que trabaja con ella en la soda.
Es una clienta muy esforzada por lograr sus metas. Su objetivo es aumentar sus ventas puesto que se le ha dificultado un poco por la falta de dinero para invertir más productos y el desempleo que se da en la ciudad.

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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
  • 42
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,436,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 508.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Nuria to buy basic ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013