Update on Cristoalina BernardCristobalina is a 74-year-old widow who is humble and hard-working. She lives alone with a great-granddaughter who she sees as a daughter. Her husband passed away eight years ago. Since then, she saw the need to work from home to earn income to support herself. She started a grocery store and started raising animals. Currently, she needs a loan to invest in selling women's and men's clothing. She has a room in her house that she uses for sales. Her customers are her neighbors, family, and members of the congregation she attends. She has many customers because she doesn't have competition in her community, since it's rural. Her granddaughter helps her with domestic work and the business.
This is the third loan she is requesting and she wants to invest in buying a variety of clothes to offer to her customers. From her previous loans, she has been characterized as a good payer. Her goal is to succeed and grow. She needs to feel busy, which is why she does various productive activities that allow her to complete her goals.
Éste es el tercer préstamo que solicita y lo va invertir en comprar más variedad de ropa para ofrecer a sus clientes. En sus créditos anteriores se ha caracterizado por la buena moral de pago. Su objetivo es superarse y crecer, necesita sentirse ocupada, por eso tiene varias actividades productivas, que le van a permitir cumplir sus objetivos.
Previous Loan DetailsCristobalina T. S. is 72 years old. She is a widow and a hard working humble woman. Her husband passed away five years ago and she lives with her granddaughter who she has raised like a daughter. Since her husband passed away she has seen the need to work as a small businesswoman out of her ho... More from Cristoalina Bernard's previous loan »
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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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