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Darlyn is 35 years old, married, and the mother of one child. She is professional, hard-working, and wants to improve herself. She has worked in her business for the past three years without neglecting her family, since she believed it was necessary to help her husband with their family's expenses. She counts on her husband's support of her business when she needs new ideas or to make decisions.

Her clients are family members, neighbors, teachers, and workers in various institutions in the community. She will invest the loan in strengthening her business, increasing her assets and inventory, and thus offering a greater variety of products, providing easier payment options, and earning more income to improve her quality of life and that of her family.
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Darlyn es una clienta con 35 años de edad, casada y madre de un niño. Profesional, trabajadora y con muchos deseos de superación. Se dedica a su negocio hace tres años sin descuidar a su familia, debido a que vió la necesidad de ayudar a su esposo en los gastos familiares. Cuenta con el apoyo de él en su negocio, cuando debe de tomar ideas o decisiones. Sus clientes son familiares, vecinos, maestras y trabajadores de diferentes instituciones de la comunidad. El préstamo lo va invertir en reforzar su negocio, aumentando su patrimonio con el inventario y asi ofrecer más variedad de productos, dar mejor facilidad de pago y obtener mayores ingresos para mejorar las condiciones de vida y la de mi familia.

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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
  • 8
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Darlyn to buy merchandise: tupperware.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014