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Banco Mujer Creciendo Juntas Group
In this Group: Edel , Wendy, Monica , Lucia

Update on Banco Mujer Creciendo Juntas Group

Wendy is the treasurer of Bank Women Growing Together, a very enterprising young woman, just 21 years old. She has a small child, and is living with a partner. Her partner works for a banana farm as an agricultural laborer and receive very low wages.

Following this, she decided several years ago to start business in agriculture and small-scale. This allows her to help with basic household expenses and pay for his studies. She attending classes at night to complete her high school studies.

This is the third loan requested by Woman Foundation. The preceding have been very helpful to consolidate their production, and the new capital injection is to plant watermelon. This requires inputs like seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and others.

Beside her, in the group are three members who will invest in agricultural activities, such as swine, poultry and agriculture.
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Wendy es la tesorera de Banco Mujer Creciendo Juntas, una mujer muy joven y emprendedora, con apenas 21 años, tiene un niño pequeño, vive en unión libre y su compañero trabaja para una finca bananera como peón agrícola y recibe un salario muy bajo. A raíz de esto, ella decidió hace varios años iniciar su actividad en el área agrícola y a pequeña escala, esto le permite contribuir con los gastos básicos del hogar, así como pagarse sus estudios, ya que asiste por las noches a clases para terminar sus estudios de secundaria. Este es el tercer crédito que solicita a Fundación Mujer, los anteriores han sido de mucha ayuda para consolidar su producción, y está nueva inyección de capital es para la siembra de sandía, necesita de insumos como semillas, fertilizantes, abonos, insecticidas y otros.
Junto a ella integran el grupo 3 socias que van a invertir en actividades agropecuarias, como porcicultura, avicultura y agricultura.

Previous Loan Details

Edel is the President of the “Mujer Creciendo Juntas” communal bank. She’s 42 years old and the mother of five children. Two of them are already adults and no longer live with her and the others are in secondary and elementary school; she also has a new-born, two-month old son. Family inco... More from Banco Mujer Creciendo Juntas Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

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About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,494,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 540.9
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Banco Mujer Creciendo Juntas Group's $1,850 loan helped a member to purchase of supplies such as seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and others.
52% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: