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Adriana is a 31 year old single woman. She is professional and hard-working; and she has entrepreneurial vision. She is a longstanding client of the Fundación. She has been selling in an itinerant manner for many years, even when she was a salaried worker in the private sector.

However, three years ago she quit her job and now devotes herself full-time to her business. She has a costume jewelry business in a supermarket (PALI) that is well-known in her community. She also sells silver and gold-plated jewelry in an itinerant manner.

Thanks to her good experience, good administration, and the good service she offers her customers, it is going very well for her. Her goal is to grow, to succeed, and to, in this way, improve her living conditions.
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Adriana es una mujer con 31 años de edad, soltera. Profesional, trabajadora y con visión emrpesarial. Es una clienta con trayectoria en la Fundación. Hace muchos años se dedica al comercio ambulante, aún siendo una mujer asalariada del sector privado, pero hace tres años renunció a su trabajo y se dedica totalmente a su negocio. Ella tiene una bisutería dentro de un supermercado reconocido en la comunidad (PALI). También vende ambulante plata fina y oro laminado. Gracias a su experiencia, buena administración y al buen trato que le brinda a sus clientes le va muy bien. Su meta es crecer, superarse y asi mejorar las condiciones de vida.

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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.

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  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,825 helped Adriana to buy jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014