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The borrower, Yamileth, has been working independently for several years, providing podology services in her community and taking care of the feet of diabetics and elderly patients.

She shedules her daily appointments to treat the patients in their home. She also takes care of her own home and handles the household chores.

She is a young woman who is a single mother and head of household. In an effort to give her daughter the best living conditions possible she took advantage of her expertise and knowledge and began her own small business.

Her daughter, who is a student, is in need of orthodontic treatment and Yamileth is unable to cover the cost with her savings, so she is looking for financial support through the institution.

She has received other loans to develop her business and always has enjoyed an excellent credit recoerd.
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La clienta Yamileth tiene varios años de trabajar en forma independiente ,ofreciendo en su comunidad servicios de podología, cuido de los pies de personas diabéticas y adultos mayores.

Ella todos los días programa su trabajo por citas , a domicilio y también atiende sus labores domésticas.

Es una mujer joven que fue madre soltera , jefa de hogar ,y en su lucha por darle mejores condiciones de vida a su hija, decide aprovechar su experiencia y conocimiento , e inicia su propia microempresa.
En este momento su hija , quien es estudiante , requiere de un tratamiento odontológico, el cual ella no puede cubrir con sus ahorros, y busca apoyo económico en la fundación para solventarlo en su totalidad.
Ya ella ha recibido créditos para desarrollar su microempresa , en los cuales se ha destacado por una excelente moral de pago.

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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.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,816,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Yamileth to pay for her daughter's orthodontist services.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013