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Banco Mujer Hacia El Futuro Group
In this Group: Denia, Edith, Flor, Ana, Maria, Abigail, Katherine, Katia, Bernardita, Catia
Abigail is a member of the Banco Mujer Hacia el Futuro. She is a very young woman with great aspirations and a desire for self-improvement. She is 21 years old and single. She lives with her mother, and she is a merchant.

Several years ago she needed to help her mother and siblings to get ahead. That is when she started her small business. She sells women’s clothing in an itinerant manner in her community and outlying areas.

Also, Abigail studies in the evenings, and she is getting her high school degree for older students.

This is the third loan that she is requesting. She will use it to buy clothes to sell during this coming high season. The previous loans allowed her to consolidate her business and increase her customer base because she had more merchandise to offer.

Her goals for the future are to have a small store, to complete high school, and to be able to attend the university.

Nine other members join her in the group, and they are going to invest in their commercial and agricultural business activities.
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Abigail es integrante de Banco Mujer Hacia el Futuro, una mujer muy joven, con muchas aspiraciones y ganas de superarse, tiene 21 años y es soltera, vive con su madre, y es comerciante. Desde hace varios años tuvo la necesidad de ayudar a su mamá y hermanos a salir adelante, y fue cuando inicio su pequeño negocio, ella vende ropa para damas de manera ambulante en su comunidad y otras aledañas. Además Abigail estudia por las noches y está sacando su bachillerato por madurez. Este es el tercer crédito que solicita, y lo va a invertir en la compra de ropa para vender en esta temporada alta que se aproxima. Los créditos anteriores le permitieron consolidar su negocio y aumentar su cartera de clientes ya que tenía mas mercadería para ofrecer. Sus metas a futuro es tener una pequeña tienda y concluir sus estudios de secundaria y poder asistir a una universidad. Junto a ella integran el grupo 9 socias más que van a invertir en actividades comerciales y agropecuarias.

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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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.


About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,441,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Banco Mujer Hacia El Futuro Group's $6,950 loan helped a member to buy women's clothes.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2015