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Banco Mujer Kaneblapa Group
In this Group: Marla, Eulalia, Xicinia, Rosario , Shirley, Albany, Virginia
Doña Marla is the president of a new communal bank in the Bambú area of Talamanca. She is 36 years old, single and has six children, two of whom are grown and 4 who are school-aged. She is very hard-working and giving to her children. She wants to get ahead, support her household and dreams of giving her children an education. Marla makes her living raising pigs. She raises the pigs and also sells the pork. The loan will allow her to purchase small pigs to fatten and sell. This is Marla's first loan, and she is convinced that well invested, the loan will be a great help in growing her business.
Together with Marla are seven more members who are also going to invest in pig raising businesses.
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Doña Marla es la presidenta de un grupo nuevo en la zona de Bambú en Talamanca, ella tiene 36 años, y es una mujer sola, con 6 hijos, 2 mayores de edad, y 4 menores estudiantes. Ella es muy trabajadora, y entregada a sus hijos, desea salir adelante llevar el sustento a su hogar y sueña con darles los estudios a sus hijos. Marla se dedica a la porcicultura, cría de cerdos y también vende carne de cerdo. El crédito le va a permitir comprar cerdos pequeños para proceso de engorde y venta, este es su primer crédito y está convncida que bien invertido será de mucha ayuda para hacer crecer su negocio.
Junto a Marla están 7 socias más que van a invertir en actividades agropecuarias.

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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
  • 57
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Banco Mujer Kaneblapa Group's $2,125 loan helped a member to purchase pigs, animal feed and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013