A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase merchandise for her salon..


Rosa's story

Doña Rosa S. M. is a 30-year-old woman who has been divorced for five years. She lives with her daughter. This hardworking woman has grown gradually while working with Fundación Mujer. She is an excellent client as demonstrated by her payment history. Despite being an immigrant, Rosa has been able to succeed in a country that is not her native land.

She has a beauty salon in San José, which is near La Dolorosa Church. When she started with Fundación Mujer, she requested loans for the same amounts. Sra. Rosa used the money to buy inventory worth 300,000 CRC and furniture worth 1,500,000 CRC. Some of the furniture was purchased with the loan proceeds and the rest was acquired using her savings.

With this loan, Rosa will invest in merchandise to restock her shop for Holy Week since that is a time when business is good for stylists. She decided to set up her salon in her home since she was not able to find a place to rent. For the moment, her business is doing very well. She wakes up very early so that she can take care of the household chores before working in her salon in the afternoons.

With this loan, Sra. Rosa will be able to maintain her capital in time for Mother’s Day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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