Doña Ana is 27 years old and mother to three children. She is not married and lives with her partner. She is hard-working and determined to be able to achieve her objectives. She is a businesswoman. She had to begin to generate additional income for her home without neglecting her children, so she opened a nursery supply store in her home. She remodeled a room in the front of her house to see her products. She depends on the support of her partner in making decisions. She seeks financing to invest in a greater variety of merchandise, increase her inventory and consequently her sales and have greater profits, thus improving the living condition of she and her family.
Doña Ana es una clienta con 27 años de edad, madre de tres niños. Soltera y vive en unión libre con su compañero. Es trabajadora y esforzada para poder lograr sus objetivos. Se dedica al comercio. Tuvo la necesidad de comenzar a generar ingresos adicionales al hogar sin descuidar a su familia, debido a ésto se puso una pañalera en su misma casa. Ella tiene acondicionado un cuarto en el frente de su casa para la venta de sus productos. Cuenta con el apoyo de su compañero en las decisiones a tomar. Solicita financiamiento para invertir mas variedad de mercadería, aumentar su inventario, asi mismo sus ventas y obtener mayores ingresos, asi mejorar las condiciones de vida de ella y la desu familia.
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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.