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Banco Mujer Las Triunfadoras Group
In this Group: Ellisenia, Katty, Georgana, Luz , Luz, Cristina, Nuria
Cristina is a very enterprising young woman. She is 24 years old, and has a five year old child. She has lived in a common-law marriage with her life partner for six years.

This very hard-working woman started helping her life partner in a cabinetmaking shop that they have at their house. Through the years she has become a cabinetmaker. She is the one in charge of putting the finish on each piece of furniture. Her work is good quality and has fine details.

The four loans that she has previously received have allowed her to invest in machinery and raw materials to design the furniture. This time she will buy wood and the needed supplies to see to the furniture orders for this Christmas.

Cristina has many projects for the future. Some of those plans are to keep going to school, to improve her family’s financial condition, and to finish her house by arranging a larger space for the shop.

There are six more members, who together with Cristina, comprise the Mujer Las Triunfadoras communal bank. They are going to invest in their commercial and small industry activities.
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Cristina es una joven muy emprendedora, con 24 años de edad, es madre de un niño de 5 años, y vive hace 6 años en unión libre con su compañero. Esta mujer tan trabajadora empezó ayudándole a su pareja en un pequeño taller de Ebanistería que tienen en su propia casa, con los años se convirtió en una ebanista y es ella la encargada de hacer los acabados de cada mueble, que fabrican de mucha calidad y finos detalles. Los cuatro préstamos que ha recibido antes son los que les ha permitido invertir en maquinara y materia prima para diseñar los muebles. Para esta ocasión el plan de inversión es comprar madera y los insumos necesarios para atender los pedidos de muebles para esta navidad. Cristina tiene muchos proyectos a futuro entre esos están seguir estudiando, mejorar la condición económica de su familia y terminar su casa, acondicionando un espacio más grande para el taller. Junto a Cristina hay 6 socias más que conforman Banco Mujer Las Triunfadoras, y van a invertir en actividades comerciales y de pequeña industria.

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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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Banco Mujer Las Triunfadoras Group's $5,625 loan helped a member to buy wood, paint, and other supplies to make furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014