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Marta Eugenia
Marta is a 50-year-old woman who is married and has four children. Two of her children are still young, so they live with her and her husband.

Doña Marta and her husband manufacture and sell baby shoes. They have been in this business for 28 years and have a solid customer base. Marta and her husband offer quality products that are well-made.

They want to improve their working conditions by purchasing a sewing machine and furniture. In addition, they have the option to acquire a vehicle for visiting more clients. The additional working capital will increase their production.

Marta’s dream is to have her own shop and to be able to buy a greater quantity of raw materials for increasing her production. As a result, she will be able to help her children move forward by providing for their studies and improving their quality of life.

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Marta es una señora de 50 años de edad, casada, tiene 4 hijos, dos pequeños que todavía viven con ella y con su esposo.
Doña Marta se dedica junto con su esposo a la fabricación y venta de zapatos para bebe, tienen 28 años de estar en este negocio por lo que tienen una clientela consolidada, ofrecen un producto de calidad y muy bien acabado.
Desean mejorar sus condiciones de trabajo comprando una máquina de coser y mobiliario, además tienen la opción de poner a circular un vehículo para poder visitar más clientes y con capital de trabajo aumentar su producción.
Su sueño es tener un local propio, comprar mayor cantidad de materia prima para aumentar su producción, con ello pueden sacar adelante a sus hijos dándoles estudio y mejorando su calidad 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.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Marta Eugenia to buy a sewing machine and furniture for her workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015