A loan of $2,000 helped to purchase shoes, perfumes, and clothing.


Vilda's story

Vilda Operación 2012-114 1000000 colones Vilda is an enterprising and hardworking Nicaraguan mother. She is 41 years old and lives with her husband. She has been living in Costa Rica for more than 10 years. With her primary education scarcely incomplete, she has worked for the past ten years with Sonia, a client of Funcación Mujer, with an excellent trajectory. They work selling shoes, perfumes, and clothing that they get from their home country at very good prices in order to sell them in Costa Rica. Three years ago, her migrant status didn't permit her access to a loan, but a friend of hers did her a favor and she was able to get the capital, which she paid back without any mishaps. She is the mother of three children and has one granddaughter. She lives in the San Rafael de Alajuela region, in the Valle Central of Costa Rica. Her husband works for a rice-grower in the area and together they have gotten their family ahead and wish to prosper and improve their financial situation. With this loan, the borrower will travel to Nicaragua to buy merchandise for Mother's Day and Father's Day which are soon to be celebrated in Costa Rica. Both are dates that generate a lot of business activity, so it's important to prepare herself in time to be able to cover the orders from her customers. She helps her daughter with her studies and wishes to provide a better educational future for her children. The impact of this loan is of the utmost importance, since this is the opportunity to buy merchandise and support her family, which has scant resources. Her payment morals are demonstrably excellent, and the recommendations she provides show her to be an honored and hardworking person.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tamara Hellgren



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