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Ketia, 41, is single and works selling cattle. With help from her spouse and brother-in-law she’s been raising and selling calves for ten years. She wants this loan to generate household income and to save up for an operation for one of her children. This will help in her personal growth. Ketia decided to ask Fundación Mujer for a loan because they provide good service. In future she’d like to continue selling cattle and increasing her sales.
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Doña Ketia, 41 años de edad, soltera, se dedica a la venta de ganado. Ella con ayuda de su compañero y cuñado desde hace 10 años están con la crianza y venta de terneros. Ella desea este crédito para generar ingresos al hogar y ahorrar para la operación de uno de sus hijos. Esto le ayuda para el crecimiento personal, Ketia decidió solicitar un crédito en Fundación Mujer porque brindan un buen servicio. En un futuro desea continuar con la venta de ganado y aumentar sus ventas.

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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.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,501,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.3
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Ketia to buy calves to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 29, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014