A loan of $700 helped for the purchase of clothing for resale.

Sonia's story

Sonia is a 35-year-old single mother of three who lives with her grandfather, three nephews and her children in Esparza, Puntarenas, located near the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Sonia faces extraordinary challenges in her personal life. Her mother has recently passed away, rendering Sonia the sole care provider for her 96-year-old grandfather and three sons (her nephews are adults).

Sonia was referred to Fundación Mujer by a long-standing client who has worked with Sonia over the past five years. Sonia´s goal for the current loan is to increase her working capital and make investments that will lead to increased revenue during the Christmas shopping season.

Sonia has a business selling various products such as eggs, chickens, and clothing. Prior to the death of her mother, Sonia had the objective of offering a more diverse range of products to her clients. She hopes to use this loan to satisfy this objective by investing in a variety of clothes for men, women and children. Sonia plans to travel to rural areas around Esparza in order to attract new customers.

Sonia wakes up at 5:30AM, prepares breakfast for her family, and sees the children off to school. She then returns home to bathe and feed her grandfather breakfast. Sonia dedicates the hours after breakfast until lunch to her business; during this time she makes sales, collects payments, or makes inventory purchases. Her main goal is to be able to earn enough from her productive activity to provide an acceptable standard of living for her family, and be able to pay for the education of her children.

Sonia´s main challenge is to manage her domestic and business lives. She has been earning steady revenue over the past five years and is a hard working entrepreneur with a large number of loyal customers. This loan will enable her to manage her difficult situation with more ease.

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