This zone is noted for producing palm oil, an agricultural activity that demands a large female work force. However, supply exceeds demand so many women need to create their own sources of employment that guarantee income for their homes while being able to raise her two minor children who are school age.
As a short-term goal, Elba wants to expand this productive activity more since she feels that it generates good profits and something that’s important for her is to be able to be alongside her children and this activity allows her to do so.
Esta zona se caracteriza por el cultivo de palma aceitera, actividad agricola que demanda mano de obra femenina, sin embargo la demanda supera a la oferta de empleo, de allí que muchas mujeres se vean en la necesidad de crear sus propias fuentes de empleo, que les garanticen una ayuda importante a la economia del hogar, asi como poder criar a sus dos hijos menores que estan en edad escolar.
Como un plan a corto plazo la señora Elba quiere ampliar a un mas esta actividad productiva, ya que considera que le genera buenos dividendos y algo que para ella es importante es poder estar al lado de sus hijos, y la actividad se lo permite
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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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