A loan of $1,825 helped to buy merchandise.


Vilda's story

Vilda is a hardworking and enterprising Nicaraguan mother. She is 42 years old and lives with her husband in Costa Rica. She has lived there for more than 12 years and despite not having finished elementary school she has been working with a Fundación Mujer client for 12 years. She is a very enterprising woman on an excellent path. They sell shoes, perfumes, and clothing that they get from their native country at very good prices to resell in Costa Rica. Three years ago her immigration status prevented her from getting a loan, but one of her friends did her a favor and she was able to get some capital and she repaid it without falling behind. She is the mother of three children and lives in the San Rafael de Alajuela area in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Her husband works for a rice grower in the area and both of them have gotten their nuclear family ahead and want to have a better financial situation. She will use the money from this loan to travel to Nicaragua and buy merchandise and also open a store in her native Esteli, Nicaragua, which her oldest daughter will manage. There is a lot of commercial activity in Costa Rica and it’s important to prepare ahead of time to be able to cover her customer demands. She helps her daughter with her studies and wants to provide a better academic future for her children. The impact of this loan is very important because it gives her the opportunity to buy merchandise and support her family who is of limited resources. She has an excellent repayment record and she has proven herself to be a responsible and honest person.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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