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The Women´s Bank Of The Sixth Of May (Banco Mujer Seis De Mayo) Group
In this Group: Aidali, Yendri, Keyler, Cinthia , Xinia, Carmen
The Sixth of May Women’s Bank (Banco Mujer Seis De Mayo) is a group of women from San Martin, Limón; a rural region located near the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The women of this group are engaged in productive activities including retail sales and the rearing and selling of livestock (poultry products).

This loan will be used by the group members to further the development of their individual productive activities. Specifically, the money will be used to finance the purchase of retail products (which will be sold at a later date) such as clothing, bags, shoes, jewellery and underwear. This loan will also be used to purchase livestock (chickens) and animal feed.

San Martin is a rural region with few employment opportunities. As a result, the women of this group have taken it upon themselves to create work. The members of this group have a desire to succeed in their businesses and to provide a better standard of living for themselves and their families.

For the women engaged in sales, a difficulty they have faced is fluctuating market prices for their products. Likewise, individuals involved in the rearing and sale of chickens have encountered obstacles such as high prices for animal feed and low market prices for poultry products.

Aidali G. Aporta is the president of this group. This will be her first loan with Fundación Mujer. Aidali makes her living by selling various products from door to door in her community. She will use this loan to puchase products to be sold at a later date at a profitable price.

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.

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
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,715,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 551.8
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of The Women´s Bank Of The Sixth Of May (Banco Mujer Seis De Mayo) Group's $1,100 loan helped a member for the purchase of livestock, animal feed, and retail products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2010
Mar 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2010