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Vanessa is the mother of 4 young children whose ages range from 2 to 15 years. She provides pest control fumigations to soda stands, restaurants and grocery stores. In order to expand her business she needs a motorcycle

The work is booked through telephone calls, and she assigns and organizes it, working by routes and coordinating it with her employee. She establishes contacts and has a contact sheet with addresses of her customers.

Having economical transport such as a motorcycle would permit her to cover more territory in less time, which is why she is asking for a loan from the foundation.

Her goal is to expand the business to other areas of the country, in order to increase her earnings and to have better living conditions, get ahead and create jobs for other people.
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Venessa, es madre de cuatro niños menores de edad,cuyas edades fluctúan entre los 2 años y los 15.Ella realiza fumigaciones a sodas, restaurantes y almacenes.Para poder expander su negocio requiere de una moto.
El trabajo lo hace mediante llamadas telefónicas que recibe, distribuye y organiza,haciendo trabajo por rutas y coordinándolo con su empleado. Establece un contrato y tiene una base de direcciones de sus clientes.

El poder tener un medio de transporte económico como una moto, le permite cubrir más espacio en menos tiempo , para lo cual ella solicita el crédito a la fundación.

Ella tiene como meta expander el negocio a otras zonas del país , para incrementar su ingresos y tener mejores condiciones de vida, superarse y generar empleo a otras personas.

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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
  • 53
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,625 helped Vanessa to buy a motorcycle to service commercial businesses and to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014