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Banco Mujer Kábata Group
In this Group: Laura, Onelia, Brileyda, Karla
Brileyda is one of the female partners of Banco Mujer Kábata, a group of indigenous women. She is a young woman, 26 years old, and the mother of two children, one 11 years old and the other 9, both students in primary school. She is in a civil union with the father of her children. They are both farmers and work on a small farm they own, cultivating plantains.

This is her second loan, and the previous one was a great help as it allowed her to buy supplies like seeds, fertilizer, insecticides and other things to be able to work with more ease, to increase production, and to improve the quality of the product. Like the previous, this loan will be invested in supplies for planting plantains. Her goal is to increase her income by means of her business in order to improve her quality of life and the environment in which she and her family live.

Along with Brileyda, there are 3 other female partners who are going to invest in agricultural and commercial activities.
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Brileyda es una de las socias de Banco Mujer Kábata, un grupo de mujeres indígenas. Ella es una mujer joven, de 26 de edad, y madre de 2 hijos, uno de 11 años y otro de 9, estudiantes de primaria. Vive en unión libre con el padre de sus hijos, ambos son agricultores y trabajan en una pequeña finca propia, cultivando plátano. Este es su segundo crédito, y el anterior fue de gran ayuda ya que le permitió comprar insumos como semillas, abonos, insecticidas y otros para trabajar con más facilidad, aumentar la producción y mejorar la calidad del producto.
Al igual que el anterior este crédito se va a invertir en insumos para la siembra del plátano. Su meta es incrementar los ingresos por medio de su actividad para mejorar la calidad de vida, y el entorno en el que vive ella y su familia.
Junto a Brileyda hay 3 socias más que van a invertir en actividades de agricultura y comercio.

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More information about this loan

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Banco Mujer Kábata Group's $2,025 loan helped a member to buy seeds, fertilizer, insecticides, plastic bags and other supplies for planting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014