María is a young woman at 21 years old, married, has a two year old daughter. Energetic and hardworker, she fights to achieve what she wants. She became aware of the services of Fundacion Mujer through a flyer. She works selling products through catalogs from different companies. She started this activity hoping to get ahead, become independent and help herself with university studies. She has the support of her husband for collection and sales of the merchandise. Her customers are neighbors, family and workers of different companies in the community.
María es una mujer joven con 21 años de edad, casada y madre de una niña de dos años. Esforzada y trabajadora, lucha por conseguir lo que se propone. Se dió cuenta de los servicios de Fundación Mujer por medio de volantes. Se dedica al comercio de ventas por catálogo de varias casas comerciales. Inició su actividad con la finalidad de superarse, independizarse y ayudarse a pagar sus estudios universitarios. Cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo para las ventas y cobros de la mercadería. Sus clientes son vecinos, familiares y trabajadores de diferentes empresas de la comunidad.
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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.