Banco Mujer Aracolpa Kañeblocke Añita Group
The leader of the group is 44-year-old Rafaela who has been married for over 25 years and who due to health problems could never have children. Her husband works as a security officer. Rafaela has always worked in the field; it is what she enjoys doing, and today she grows plantains and bananas. Rafaela will invest this new loan in supplies such as seeds, compost, fertilizer, insecticides, plastic bags and cardboard boxes, among others. This is her way of helping her husband with the household expenses as the income he earns is very little. The previous loans allowed Rafaela to begin planting her crops as well as to grow over the years until she obtained a quality product.
Rafaela's goals are to increase the area of her crop and to ensure she has a small fund for her retirement.
La líder del grupo es Doña Rafaela, una mujer de 44 años, casada por más de 25 años, y que problemas de salud no pudo tener hijos, su esposo trabaja como oficial de seguridad. Ella siempre ha trabajado en el campo, es lo que el gusta, siembra plátano y banano. Este nuevo préstamo se va a invertir en la compra de insumos como semillas, abonos, fertilizantes, insecticidas, bolsas pláticas, cajas de cartón y otros. Además ha sido la forma de ayudar a su esposo con los gastos familiares ya que el ingreso que el percibe es muy poco. Los créditos anteriores, le permitieron iniciar con la siembra de estos cultivos, así como ir creciendo con el paso del tiempo, hasta obtener un producto de muy buena calidad.
Sus aspiraciones son aumentar el área de su plantación, y también asegurar un pequeño fondo de dinero para su jubilación.
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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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