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María De Los Angeles
María de los Angeles lives with her husband and two children. They are minors and she decided to stay home and care for them. But without generating income and depending on her husband motivated her to start selling from home. She sells bedclothes, drapes and items for the home.
She started with her savings, but right now her customers are demanding more products and she doesn't have any more working capital. She considers that with perserverance, constance and financial support she will be able to have her business. That is why she has gone to the Fundación Mujer and made an application for a loan.

With financial support she will be able to sell more and help pay for the household expenses and fulfill herself as a woman and micro entrepreneur.
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María de los Angeles, vive con su esposo y sus dos hijos, quienes son menores de edad, por lo que ella decide quedarse en su casa para atenderlos. Pero el estar sin generar ingresos y dependiendo de su esposo la motiva a comezar a vender : ropa para cama, paños y artículos para el hogar.
Ella inició con unos ahorros, pero actualmente su clientala le demanda más productos, y ella no cuenta mucho capital de trabajo, pero considera que con perseverancia, constancia y apoyo económico ella podrá tener su negocio. Por lo que va Fundación Mujer y hace la solicitud de crédito.
Con apoyo económico ella podrá vender más y contribuir con los gastos de su presupuesto familiar y poderme realizar como mujer y microempresaria.

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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
  • 0
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  • $4,783,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.9
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped María De Los Angeles to buy blankets, sheets, drapes and comforters.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014