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Total loan: $1,200
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Elizabeth

Costa Rica
Heredia, Costa Rica / Food Stall

A loan of $1,200 helped to buy merchandise (ice-cream, candy, soda and other things) and raw ingredients for making lunches and fast food.


Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth lives with her family. She is 56 years old, and her micro-business is a snack business in the aforementioned city. The investment she is making is for the purchase of merchandise such as sodas, cookies, and raw ingredients for the preparation of lunches and other food.

Her schedule for her premises is from 7 in the morning until 8 in the evening, as she also serves the evening-classes at the school. In addition, on Saturdays she works from 8 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon, as the school also works with students who come from a distance.

Her family are her main support for the business, as her daughters work with her and earn income to support their children (the requester's grandchildren). The trust that Elizabeth has in her daughters makes the business work more smoothly.

Her main customers are the primary school students and the teachers and administrative staff, who delight in the delicious meals she prepares and who also enjoy something sweet for dessert. Her income from this activity is fixed, which is why repayment of this loan is viable. Also, this is the third loan that this client is requesting from Kiva through Fundación Mujer. She has demonstrated excellent repayment behavior, repaying the loan on the established schedule. She is also a client who is on a growth trajectory.

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: September 30, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundacion Mujer

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: September 30, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundacion Mujer