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Yoleni B. García is 63 years old. She has been a saleswoman for more than 30 years. Yoleni lives with her sister and two children, one of whom suffers from anemia. For financial reasons, she was unable to finish her secondary education. She has been separated from her husband for 10 years.

Yoleni has had several loans from Fundación Mujer and has demonstrated an excellent repayment history. She is very hard working and responsible and strives to get ahead in life.

Yoleni started out with the sum of 10,000 Costa Rican colones. She started selling because her sister was widowed and she herself was unemployed and in financial need because she was not able to buy her son's medicines. The two of them started selling products. Yoleni also does cleaning work for her neighbors. She irons and cleans clothes as well.

Yoleni plans to invest her loan money in buying merchandise in order to have more working capital since Mother's Day is approaching and it is a good time of year for her.

Through this loan, Yoleni and her son who suffers from anemia will improve their well-being and she will have more capital so that she can continue investing and enjoying a better quality of life.
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Yoleni B. García, tiene 63 años de edad, de ser comerciante tiene más de 30 años, ella vive con su hermana y dos hijos uno de ellos padece la enfermedad de anemia, por motivo económico tuvo que abandonar la secundaria y no la pudo terminar. La señora es separada desde hace 10 años.
Con la Fundación Mujer ha tenido varios Crédito los cuales ha mantenido una excelente moral de pago, es muy trabajadora y responsable, luchadora por salir adelante
Doña Yoleni empezó con un monto de 10,000.00 colones, el motivo de que ella empezara a vender fue que su hermana quedo viuda y ella estaba desempleada y con necesidades económicas ya que no podía comprar las medicinas de su hijo, entonces entre las dos empezaron a vender, también la señora va y hace las labores domesticas donde sus vecinas y aplancha y lava ropa para ayudarse en el negocio
La señora piensa invertir en la compra de mercadería para tener más capital de trabajo ya que viene el día de la madre y es una época muy buena para ella.
La señora Yoleni con este crédito podrá tener un mejor bienestar para ella y su hijo que padece de anemia, y podrá tene ,mas capital para seguir invirtiendo y tener una calidad de vida mejor

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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
  • 0
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  • $4,783,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.1
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Yoleni to buy merchandise for her business such as clothes, perfumes and other catalog products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2011
May 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012