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Marjorie, 33, is a young, divorced woman mother of four children. She currently lives in a free union with the father of two of her children. She’s very hardworking and has an enterprising spirit. She works in her business without neglecting her family. She’s always invested in street commerce and has done well because of the way she is. Her mother and sisters help out when she has to go out to sell or collect payment for her merchandise. Now, she’s going to invest in a new activity. She will buy two heads of cattle to generate more income and gradually improve quality of life. A sister will help her care for her animals.
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Marjorie es una mujer joven de 33 años de edad, divorciada y madre de cuatro niños. Actualmente vive en unión libre con el padre de dos de sus hijos. Ella es muy trabajadora y tiene visión empresarial. Se dedica a su negocio sin descuidar a su familia. Siempre ha invertido en el comercio ambulante y por su forma de ser le ha ido muy bien, cuenta con el apoyo de su madre y hermanas cuando tiene que salir a vender o cobrar su mercadería. Ahora va invertir en una nueva actividad, ella va a comprar dos cabezas de ganado, para que le genere más ingresos y asi ir mejorando la calidad de vida. Cuenta con el apoyo de una hermana para el cuido de sus animales.

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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
  • 18
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Marjorie to buy two heads of cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014