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Corina, 57, lives with her husband, daughter and granddaughter. She’s been blind for six years. She’s humble and hardworking. She has her family’s support always. Despite her illness a year ago she needed to start selling soft-drinks and snacks at home because it’s not an obstacle for her to improve herself. This is the first time she’s requested a loan from the Fundación and she will use it to strengthen he small business.
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Doña Corina es una señora de 57 años de edad, casada. Vive con su esposo, una hija y una nieta. Es una señora no vidente desde hace seis años. Humilde y trabajadora. Cuenta con el apoyo de su familia en todas las ocasiones. A pesar de su enfermedad, hace un año vió la necesidad de dedicarse a vender refrescos gaseosos y golosinas en su casa, debido que para ella no es un obstáculo para poder superarse. Es primera vez que solicita un préstamo a la Fundación. El crédito lo va invertir en reforzar su pequeño negocio.

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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
  • 51
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Corina to buy soft-drinks and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014