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Total loan: $950
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A loan of $950 helped for the purchase of various items for resale.


Laura's story

Laura is a 43-year-old mother of five who lives with her family in San José Coronado, located in the central valley of Costa Rica. Laura has a business selling various useful items from her home to members of her community. In her house, she has a kind of bazaar whereby she displays products for potential customers to peruse. Some of the products Laura sells include school supplies, perfumes, clothing, toys and cosmetics, among others. Laura says that her neighbourhood has been affected by drugs and other forms of crime. She says, ¨Men are selling drugs at night; many people have been assaulted as well.¨

Laura is a hardworking entrepreneur. She is open for business every day from 8 in the morning until 7 at night. She organizes her day by waking up early and sending the children to school in the morning. The rest of her day is dedicated to her business. In her spare time, Laura repairs clothing.

Laura has applied for the current loan in an effort to increase the variety of products she can offer to her customers. An increase in working capital will allow Laura to invest in her stock of items in an effort to increase sales levels. Laura´s goals are to be successful in her business so that she can afford to keep her children in school. Specifically, she hopes to secure enough capital to keep her business afloat. Laura aims to ensure that her children complete as much schooling as possible.



Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Disbursed date: June 11, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundacion Mujer

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Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Disbursed date: June 11, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundacion Mujer