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Giselle Maria
Doña Giselle is 49 years old. She is a very hard-working and striving woman with a great desire to have her own business. For the last 8 years, she has been working making confectionery and doing porcelain work. The señora also teaches on television's Channel 13 on the program "Mujeres del 2000" ("Women of 2000"). She lives with her husband and her child.

This is the first time that she is requesting a loan through the foundation. With this loan, she plans to invest in the purchase of raw materials for making her products. The Señora has a small confectionery business; little by little and with the help of her husband, she has been able to obtain her working utensils, and with both their savings, they were able to buy the oven with which she works.

Doña Giselle has had her confectionery business for 8 years. With the same techniques, she makes porcelain and gives classes on Channel 13. She is asking us for the loan for the purchase of raw materials to continue working, as porcelain is very expensive. In the kitchen in her home she has installed an oven for doing her work. The Señora has taken training in handling food and other courses.

With this loan, the Señora will be able to work better as she will be able to count on working capital.
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Doña Giselle es una mujer de 49 años de edad una señora muy trabajadora, luchadora, con grandes deseos de tener su empresa, desde hace 8 años se dedica hacer confites pasteleros, y trabajar la porcelana, también la señora da clases en el canal de televisión 13 el programa ¨ mujeres del 2000¨. Ella vive con su esposo y su hijo.

Es la primera vez que nos solicita crédito en la fundación, Con este crédito piensa invertir en la compra de materia prima para hacer sus productos

La señora tiene una pequeña empresa de confites de pastelería, poco a poco y con la ayuda de su esposo ha podido hacerse sus utensilios de trabajo y con ahorros de ambos pudieron comprar el horno con el cual ella trabaja.

Doña Giselle tiene desde hace 8 años una empresa de confites de pastelería, también con la misma técnica hace lo que es la porcelana y da clases en el canal 13, ella nos solicita crédito para la compra de materia prima para seguir trabajando ya que la porcelana es muy cara, en el hogar de ella, en su cocina instalo un horno para hacer sus trabajos, la señora está capacitada en manipulación de alimentos y otros cursos.
Con este crédito la señora podrá trabajar mejor ya que cuenta con el capital de trabajo.

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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
  • 8
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Giselle Maria to invest in the purchase of raw materials for her business, such as cold porcelain.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2011
Jul 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013