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Rosa, 37, is the mother of two children and lives with her spouse in a common law relationship. Several years ago she saw the need of satisfying her community offering sewing services and thus improving herself too. She sews to order making various articles of clothing and also clothes, curtains and others. She helps her home economically and dedicates quite a bit of time to her business while not neglecting her family. During high seasons she benefits others too by providing them employment.
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Doña Rosa es una clienta con 37 años de edad, madre de dos hijos y vive en unión libre con su pareja. Desde hace varios años vió la necesidad de satisfacer a su comunidad brindando los servicios de costuras y asi superarse personalmente. Se dedica a coser a la medida, hacer arreglos a diferentes prendas de vestir y también a confeccionar ropa, cortinas y otros. Ella ayuda a su hogar económicamente, dedica bastante tiempo a su negocio sin descuidar a su familia, y en temporadas altas beneficia a otras personas dándoles trabajo.

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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
  • 53
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Rosa to buy sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014