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Yamileth
Yamileth
Commerce
Puntarenas

The client is a Nicaraguan woman, with secretarial and accounting studies, who since her teens, and because of a family inheritance, has made a living from trading. Seventeen years ago she arrived in Costa Rica searching for her dream: to own a business. Today that dream is called Mercado Paisa, a legally established business that employs and supports two more families; and that generates sales that have allowed it to be a reference market for the people of Punta Arenas,in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, to buy clothing, shoes, and others. She’s a businesswoman with great vision.

She started with a loan of $200; today her business is many times larger and it offers a great variety of merchandise at good prices, with good references from her providers. It is necessary to invest in sandal inventory.

The establishment opens daily and has 11 years of seniority in the same spot. It offers clothing for men, women, and children; shoes; special occasion gifts, at an excellent price.

The business is located in the commercial street in the City of Puntarenas, where she lives with her partner. The good location, reputation, good reference, legally constituted, are characteristics that provide security towards grating this loan.
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Yamileth
Comercio
Puntarenas

La clienta es una mujer nicaragüense, con estudios en secretariado y contabilidad, quien desde su adolescencia, y por herencia familiar se ha dedicado al comercio, hace 17 años llega a Costa Rica buscando su sueño, tener su propio negocio, ahora este sueño se llama el Mercado Paisa, negocio legalmente establecido, da empleo apoyando a 2 familias más y genera ventas que le han permitido ser un mercado de referencia para el público de la zona de Puntarenas, en el Pacífico Central de Costa Rica, para las compras de ropa, zapatos y otros. Mujer empresaria de gran visión.

Inicia con un préstamo de 200 dólares; hoy en día su negocio es muchas veces mayor y ofrece una gran variedad de mercadería a buenos precios y con buenas referencias de sus proveedores. Se requiere invertir en inventario de sandalias.

El establecimiento abre todos los días y cuenta con de 11 años de antigüedad en el mismo punto. Ofrece ropa de hombre, mujer y niños, zapatos, regalos de ocasión a un excelente precio.


El negocio está ubicado en la calle del comercio en la Ciudad de Puntarenas, en donde ella vive junto a su compañero. Buena ubicación, renombre, buena referencia, legalmente constituido, brinda seguridad para otorgar este préstamo al tener estas características.

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More information about this loan

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.

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  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,438,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 551.9
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,000 helped Yamileth to purchase sandals to strengthen her inventory.
62% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 10, 2014
Listed
Jun 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible