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Alejandra
Alejandra is a hard working woman and has a desire to move forward. She is 45 years old and was born in Nicaragua. She has worked raising pigs for 12 years. At first, because of space, she kept a small number of pigs in her house and sold them before they were grown.

With dedication and work, she was able to get capital allowed her to move to bigger facilities, increasing her inventory of pigs, buying more breeding sows and having her own production cycle of pigs. Even though the facilities require more improvements, she and her husband have created appropriate conditions to carry out this activity.

It is a family activity. A neighbor rents them a place, which they improve and it will allow them to raise pigs in better space and health conditions. She currently lives with her husband and three children in Barrio San Jose in Alajuela.

Right now, she has 50 pigs who are two months old and food for two months. She also predicts the the birth of 40 more pigs which will start a new cycle of production.

A loan with 3 half-yearly payments is projected to support the purchase of pig feed and development since the development of the pigs is 6 months. Maintaining this level of production, she will have enough income to make the payments for the loan on the respective dates, in addition to a food inventory to continue with the respective cycle.

The previous loan allowed her to leave her home and grow from selling small pigs to pigs at their optimal weight. Even though the facilities require more improvements, she and her husband have achieved appropriate conditions for the development of the activity. Right now she has four breeding sows about to give birth and one male in full condition for reproduction and about 50 pigs for which she needs the money for their food.
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Alejandra
Cerdos de engorde
1.000.000

Alejandra es una mujer trabajadora y con deseos de superación tiene 45 años de edad y es nacida en Nicaragua. Desde hace 12 años se dedica a la crianza de cerdos. En un inicio y por espacio mantenía una cantidad pequeña de cerdos en su casa que vendía sin haber terminado su desarrollo.

Con dedicación y trabajo logró obtener un capital que le permite trasladarse a unas instalaciones más amplias aumentando su inventario de cerdos, comprando más cerdas de cría y teniendo su propio ciclo de producción de cerdos. Aunque las instalaciones requieren de más mejoras ella junto a su esposo han logrado condiciones acordes para el desarrollo de la actividad.

Es una actividad familiar, un vecino les alquila un lugar, el cual ellos mejoran y les va a permitir la cría de cerca de cerdos en mejores condiciones de espacio y sanidad. Actualmente vive con su esposo y 3 hijos en el Barrio San José de Alajuela.


Se cuenta en este momento 50 cerdos de 2 meses de edad y la alimentación por para 2 meses, además se proyecta el nacimiento de otros 40 cerditos que iniciaran un nuevo ciclo de producción.

Se proyecta un crédito con 3 pagos semestrales para apoyar en este momento la compra de alimentación de cría y desarrollo ya que el desarrollo de los cerdos es de 6 meses. Manteniendo este nivel de producción se va a contar en las respectivas fechas con los ingresos suficientes para el pago de la cuota del préstamo además de un inventario de alimentación para continuar con los ciclos respectivos.

El crédito anterior le permitió salir de su casa y crecer pasando de vender cerdos muy pequeños a venderlos ya en su peso óptimo. Aunque las instalaciones requieren de más mejoras, ella junto a su esposo han logrado condiciones acordes para el desarrollo de la actividad. En este momento tiene 4 cerdas de cría, a punto de parir y un macho para reproducción en plenas condiciones y cerca de 50 cerdos de cría para los cuales requiere del capital para su alimentación






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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
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  • $4,023,725
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  • 498.5
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,025 helped Alejandra to buy food for raising fattened pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 16, 2012
Listed
Aug 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 18, 2014