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Banco Mujer Kaneblapa Group
In this Group: Marla, Eulalia, Xicinia, Rosario

Update on Banco Mujer Kaneblapa Group

Marla is 38 years old, single, and a mother of five children. She works hard and has the desire to get ahead. She has been the president of Banco Mujer since its formation because her work as the group's leader has been outstanding. She and the other group members have been very responsible and punctual. This is the third loan they have requested.

Marla is still making a living raising pigs. Now, her production has increased, which has generated more income to cover her family's expenses and her children's education costs.

The financing they have received from the Fundación has been very helpful. She says that it has improved her and her family's living conditions. She will invest in pigs, animal feed and concentrates. In addition, she will make some repairs to the place where she keeps the pigs.

Together with Marla, there are three more members who will invest the loan in animal husbandry activities (pigs and chickens). They all strive for the same goal: growing their businesses and getting ahead to improve their quality of life and that of their families.
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Doña Marla es una mujer con 38 años de edad, soltera y madre de 5 hijos. Trabajadora y con deseos de superación. Es la presidenta del banco mujer desde que se formó, debido a que su trabajo como líder en el grupo ha sido muy bueno, y tanto ella como las demás socias del grupo han sido muy responsable y puntuales. Este es el tercer crédito que solicitan. La actividad de Doña Marla sigue siendo la porcicultura y actualmente ella ha aumentado su producción, generando más ingresos para cubrir los gastos de su familia y el estudio de sus hijos, ya que es una madre soltera. El financiamiento que les ha brindado la Fundación ha sido de mucha ayuda, ya que cuenta que ha mejorado las condiciones de vida de ella y su familia. La inversión será en cerdos, alimentos y concentrados, además de hacer algunos arreglos al espacio físico en donde mantiene a los puercos. Junto con Marla hay tres socias más que invertiran el préstamo en actividades pecuarias como cerdos y pollos. Todas buscan un mismo objetivo crecer y superarse, para mejorar la calidad de vida de ella y las de sus familias.

Previous Loan Details

Marla continues as group president. Her work as leader of the “Banco Mujer” group has been very good and both she and the other members of the group have been very responsible and punctual. This is the second loan they’ve requested. Marla’s work continues to be raising pigs and she’s increase... More from Banco Mujer Kaneblapa Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,715,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 542.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Banco Mujer Kaneblapa Group's $2,600 loan helped a member to purchase pigs, animal feed, and other items.
80% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: