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Lourdes is 54 years old, married and the mother of two children. She is very hard working and has a very enterprising vision. She runs her business without neglecting her family. She has been manufacturing curtains, bathrooms sets, bedspreads, and more for two years, aside from making things to measure. Her family is very supportive about her business decisions. Her goal is to succeed more each day, so she is asking for another loan in order to buy supplies so that she can offer a greater variety to her customers.
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Doña Lourdes es una clienta de 54 años de edad, casada y madre de dos hijos. Muy trabajadora y con visión empresarial. Ella se dedica a su actividad sin descuidar a la familia. Tiene años de trabajar en la confección de cortinas, set de baños, sobrecamas, cortinas y mas. Además de coser a la medida. Cuenta con el apoyo de su familia en las deceisiones del negocio. Su meta es superarse cada día más, debido a ésto solicita otro préstamo para comprar materia prima y ofrecer a sus clientes más variedad de mercadería.

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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
  • 29
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  • $4,168,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD