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Amanda C. M.

Amanda C. M., 47, lives in La Aurora de Heredia and together with her partner, Mireidy Guzmán, delivers ice-cream in various locations in the Central Valley. To do this they rely upon a pick-up truck that they use to transport the ice-cream to deliver among their customers.

At the present, the vehicle is having a few problems that increase their production costs because they’ve had to lease a vehicle to continue to take care of their customers.

The objective of this loan is to repair their truck in order to continue selling and distributing ice-cream.

Amanda C. has just repaid a Kiva loan that was used to make improvements on a rental unit; she repaid this loan on time.
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Amanda C. M.
Amanda C. M. tiene 47 años, viven en l aAurora de Heredia y se dedica junto a su social Mireidy Guzman a la distribución de helados en diferentes lugares del Valle Central, para esto requieren el apoyo de un carro estilo Pick up, en el cual transportan los helados para distribuirlos a sus clientes.
En este momento el vehículo a presentado dificultades que les han incrementado los costos de producción al tener que alquilar un vehículo, ya que no pueden descuidar a sus clientes.
El objetivo de este crédito es para la reparación de este y así poder seguir con su negocio de venta y distribución de helados. La señora Amanda C. acaba de cancelar un crédito de Kiva para la mejora en un apartamento de alquiler, este se pago de manera puntual.

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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.

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.

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  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 11
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  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.9
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Amanda to repair her ice-cream delivery truck.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2011
Feb 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2011