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Rosaura is a client who is 52 years of age, married, and a mother to three children. She currently lives with her husband and one son. She has a lot of experience doing what she does, and is a very hardworking woman with great desires to get ahead. For many years, she has had her business of cutting and sewing garments such as pajamas, swim suits and more, with the goal of becoming financially independent, so she can help her husband with household expenses.

Now she also makes things for the home with recyclable materials, which she teaches to a group of seniors in the same community. She counts on her husband's support in making decisions related to her businesses.

She is applying for a new loan in order to buy raw materials such as cloth, threads and others, in addition to repairing a sewing machine that is giving her trouble.
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Doña Rosaura es una clienta con 52 años de edad, casada y madre de tres hijos. Actualmente vive con su esposo y un hijo. Tiene mucha experiencia en lo que se dedica y es una señora muy trabajadora y con muchos deseos de superación. Hace muchos años tiene su negocio de corte y confección de prendas tales como pijamas, set de baños y más, con el fin de independizarse económicamente y asi ayudar a su esposo en los gastos del hogar. Ahora se dedica también a confeccionar cosas para el hogar con material reciclable, de los cuales ella enseña a un grupo de adultos mayor de la misma comunidad. Cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo en las decisiones a tomar con respecto a sus actividades. Solicita de nuevo financiamiento para comrpar materia prima como telas, hilos y otros, además de reparar una máquina de coser que le está fallando.

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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.

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