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Total loan: $1,200
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Xinia Maria

Costa Rica
Puntarenas, Costa Rica / Restaurant

A loan of $1,200 helped to buy equipment such as a freezer, a double boiler, and kitchen utensils for her restaurant.


Xinia Maria's story

Xinia Maria is 35 years old and lives with her 3 children. Xinia is the owner of a restaurant where she sells fast food, casados (a typical Costa Rican dish of rice and beans with some type of meat), and an à la carte menu. Xinia started her business 6 months ago. She established her restaurant because she likes the kitchen and wants to grow as a business woman. She works 7 days a week. She gets up at 4 AM to prepare the food for sale. Xinia works about18 continuous hours daily in her business. She has grown a lot personally, since going from being employed to being owner and manager. Thanks to that, she has been able to provide a better education for her children. Xinia has requested a loan from Fundación Mujer (Woman Foundation) in order to buy new equipment for her business such as a small freezer, a double boiler, and kitchen utensils. In the future Xinia wants to be able to have her own infrastructure so she can stop paying rent. Xinia knows that she is in a competitive industry, but also knows that she can surpass the competition providing better customer service and competitive prices.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Yamaoka



Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: November 15, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundacion Mujer

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Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: November 15, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundacion Mujer