Ana is a client who has a history with the Fundación. She is forty two and lives with her only son and her partner. She has always worked as a seamstress. She has a lot of experience with cutting and sewing things such as curtains, bathroom sets, sheets, pajamas and clothes to order. In her house, she has a room set up as a workshop. She has several sewing machine and one of them has broken. That is why she has asked for a loan to buy another one of better quality. This way, she will improve the quality and finishing touches of her work and give her customers a better service.
Doña Ana es una clienta con trayectoria en la Fundación. Tiene cuarenta y dos años, vive con su único hijo y con su compañero. Siempre se ha dedicado a las costuras. Ella tiene gran experiencia en corte y confección de prendas tales como cortinas, set de baños, sábanas, pijamas y costuras a la medida. En su casa tiene un cuarto acondicionado como taller de costura. Tiene varias máquinas de coser, de las cuales una se le dañó y debido a eso es que pide un préstamo para comprarse otra de mejor calidad. Asi mejorar la calidad y acabado de sus prendas y dar un mejor servicio a sus clientes.
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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.