Banco Mujer Kaneblapa Group
Update on Banco Mujer Kaneblapa GroupMarla 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.
Previous Loan DetailsMarla 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 »
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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.
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