Goodbye Nicas/Hello Ticos

By Meg Gray, KF9 Nicaragua, KF10 Costa Rica

Just two short weeks ago, I was going crazy trying to wrap up all of my projects at CEPRODEL, a Kiva Field Partner in Managua, Nicaragua and my first Kiva Fellows placement.  Today I am settling in for day two at Fundación Mujer in San Jose, Costa Rica- my second Kiva Fellows placement. Right now the 12 weeks ahead of me seem like an amazingly long time, but I know from my work in Nicaragua that it is going to fly by, so I should hit the ground running.


Before I get cracking on my work plan, I want to introduce Fundación Mujer. They are a new Kiva Field Partner (only 14 loans on Kiva so far) with a lot of energy and a very friendly staff. Fundación Mujer works exclusively with female entrepreneurs (about 2000 of them) and have clients throughout the country. Their vision is to be the leading organization in terms of both financial and non-financial services to female entrepreneurs in Costa Rica. Everyone in the office is very excited to get more Fundación Mujer clients up on Kiva, as am I.

As a final farewell to Nicaragua, check out the short video above of Kiva borrowers that I met during my time at CEPRODEL. Enjoy!

Meg Gray will be serving as a Kiva Fellow in San Jose, Costa Rica for the next 12 weeks. Join the recently created Friends of Fundación Mujer lending team or make a loan to a Kiva entrepreneur now!


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