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Banco Mujer Jehová Proveerá Group
In this Group: Rosiris, Amelia, Julia, Judith, Lilliam
Julia is a member of the communal Banco Mujer Jehova Proveera. She is 32 years old and the single mother of 3 children. She can't count on aid from the father. For that reason, she has to work hard to provide sustenance for her family. Julia's economic activity involves raising and selling pigs, which she does in her community.

Julia is requesting her 3rd loan and she is very grateful for the opportunity offered to invest more capital in her work.

In the group picture with Julia are 4 other members who also plan to invest in farming activities.
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Doña Julia es una más de las integrantes de Banco Mujer Jehová Proveerá, tiene 32 años y es madre soltera de 3 niños, no cuenta con ayuda del padre. Por eso debe trabajar mucho para llevar el sustento a su familia. La actividad que realiza Julia es la cria y venta de cerdos, que comercializa en la misma comunidad.
Este es el tercer crédito que solicita, y está muy agradecida con la oportunidad que le han brindado para invertir en capital de trabajo.
En el grupo con Doña Julia hay 4 socias más que van a invertir en actividades agropecuarias.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,365,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Banco Mujer Jehová Proveerá Group's $1,500 loan helped a member to buy pigs and feed for her farm animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2012
May 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012