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Mujeres Unidas Group
In this Group: Evelyn, Sara, Xiomara, Benardina, Marta, Seidy, Anyelic
Sara is the treasurer of the "Mujer Manos Unidas" ["Woman Hands Together"] communal bank. She is 33 years old and she is the mother of four children, all of them minors, who study in primary and secondary school.

Sara is a very hardworking woman who earns her living raising chickens and pigs. She also works part-time in the cafeteria of her community school, all to help her children with their education and to improve the conditions and the environment in which they live.

This is the third loan that Sara and her group have requested. She will invest it in the purchase of chickens along with feed to increase their production.

Sara's group is composed of six more members who are going to invest in commercial and agricultural businesses.
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Sara es la tesorera de Banco Mujer Mujeres Unidas, tiene 33 años y es madre de 4 hijos, todos menores de edad, que estudian en primaria y secundaria. Ella es una mujer muy trabajadora, Se dedica a la cría de pollos y cerdos, también trabaja medio tiempo en el comedor de la escuela de su comunidad todo para ayudar a sus hijos con los estudios, mejorar las condiciones y el entorno en el que viven. Este es el tercer crédito que solicita Sara y su grupo, ella va a invertir en la sus compra de pollos, y sus alimentos para aumentar su producción.
El grupo de Sara está compuesto por 6 socias más que van a invertir en actividades agropecuarias y comerciales.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 51
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,677,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas Group's $3,525 loan helped a member to purchase chickens and feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014