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Mariela is a 49 year old client. She is single and the mother of four children. She lives with her youngest and oldest children. Three people live in her house. She is a humble and hardworking woman. Right now she is studying. Her goal is to have a profession, better herself and get ahead. When she goes to work in the school, her oldest son is in charge of the store. She has always been a responsible person who is dedicated to her business so that she can help her family. Now she seeks to increase her inventory and she is doing it via the financing from Fundación Mujer.
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Doña Mariela es una clienta con 49 años de edad, soltera y madre de cuatro hijos. Vive con el hijo menor y el mayor. En su casa habitan tres personas. Ella es una mujer trabajadora y humilde. Actualmente estudia. Su meta es ser profesional, superarse como persona y salir adelante. Cuando ella sale a trabajar a la escuela su hijo mayor es el que queda a cargo de la pulpería. Siempre ha sido una persona responsable y dedicada a su negocio, con el fin de ayudar a su familia. Ahora busca aumentar su inventario y lo logra a través del financiamiento de Fundación Mujer.

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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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  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,501,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mariela to buy merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2012
Aug 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014