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Banco Mujer Rescatar La Tierra Group
In this Group: Nuria, Marie, Tannia, Desideria, Martiliana, Jessica, Kimberly, Karen

Update on Banco Mujer Rescatar La Tierra Group

Marie is one of the members of the “Banco Mujer Rescatar La Tierra” communal bank and she is the treasurer of the group. She is an indigenous woman from the Talamanca area. She lives in a community at the foot of a mountain called Gavilán Canta.

She is 33 years old and the mother of four children who are all minors. She lives together with them and her partner. She is hard-working, modest and has the desire to grow and get ahead. She has been a member of Fundación Mujer for a number of years and has had 3 loans. She works in agriculture, planting plantains and bananas on her small farm. She does this work with her partner and they are able to satisfy the needs of their household as well as her children's studies. In this area there is no source of jobs. She has two middlemen who buy her product and at times they buy the bananas at a very low price.

The loan will be used to invest in buying seeds, manure, bags and other inputs for seeding. The main challenges she faces are the lack of money to buy raw materials, climatic factors which have ruined her crops and the low prices she is forced to sell her product.

The loan will be of great assistance to her and the other 7 members of the communal bank. They will all invest in farming plantains and bananas and then they will have better quality of living and be able to offer their clients a greater quantity of product.
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La clienta Marie es una de las integrantes del Banco Mujer Rescatar La Tierra, la cual ocupa el cargo de Tesorera dentro del grupo. Es una mujer indígena de la zona de Talamanca, vive en una comunidad al pie de la montaña llamada Gavilán Canta, tiene 33 años de edad, madre de 4 hijos, todos menores de edad, con quienes vive junto a su compañero. Muy trabajadora, humilde y con ganas de crecer y superarse.
Es clienta de Fundación Mujer hace varios años y ha tenido 3 préstamos. Se dedica a actividades agropecuarias, y cultiva plátano y banano en una pequeña finca, la cual trabaja junto con su compañero para poder satisfacer las necesidades de su hogar, asi como el estudio de sus pequeños, debido a que en esa zona no hay fuentes de empleo. Cuenta con dos intermediarios para comprar sus productos, y los cuales en ocasiones compran el plátano demasiado bajo. El crédito se va a invertir en la compra de semillas, abonos, bolsas, y otros insumos para la siembra.
Los principales obstáculos que ha tenido que enfrentar es la falta de dinero para comprar materia prima, factores climatológicos que han llegado a destrozarles sus cultivos y el bajo precio al que se ven obligadas a vender el producto.
El préstamo les va ser de gran ayuda a ella y las 7 socias del Banco Mujer, ya que todas van a invertir en la agricultura de plátano y banano, asi van a tener mejores condiciones de vida y ofrecer a sus clientes mayor calidad de sus productos.

Previous Loan Details

Marie is the treasurer of the 'Banco Mujer Rescatar la Tierra' (Save the Earth Women's Bank). She is an indigenous woman from Talamanca area. Marie is 30 years old and has two dependent children. She lives together with her children and her partner. Marie has been a client of Fundación Muje... More from Banco Mujer Rescatar La Tierra Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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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This is a Group Loan

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About Costa Rica

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,059,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 552.1
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Banco Mujer Rescatar La Tierra Group's $5,075 loan helped a member to buy seeds, fertilizer and bags, and to pay laborers.
40% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2014
Jun 1, 2014
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