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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.

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.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,441,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lourdes to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013