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Elibeth
Elibeth L. Z. is 50 years old and lives with her husband in a rural community in Costa Rica called Mollejones de Platanares, Pérez Zeledón. Mollejones is a community located 150 kilometers south of San José, the capital of Costa Rica. It is located at 850 meters above sea level. There people grow crops, coffee, and other activities such as raising beef cattle and pigs. There are also some organic agricultural projects and hydroponic agriculture. In addition to farming there are repair shops, a supermarket, small restaurants, and a furniture store in the community.

Elibeth is a beginning entrepreneur, with an established hydroponic and organic agriculture business, which little by little and with great effort has been growing. A little more than a year ago she took a class from the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA) (National Institute of Learning) about this topic, and with this she was able to improve her skills and be able to provide better products. She adds that with the help of her husband she has been able to be successful with the project, and in addition they are working towards an agreement between different associations to help women in rural areas sell and distribute their products in the most effective manner.

Today Elibeth wishes to ask for a loan for 600,000 colones to buy plastic, wood, rice charcoal, fertilizer, watering cans, and different supplies needed to optimally develop an active production of crops. With this she hopes that her microbusiness grows and generates income to improve her standard of living.

Elibeth is a member of the Communal Bank of Bancruce, one of the 100 EDESA member organizations in Costa Rica. As a member she has received a total of 3 microloans that have enabled her to grow as a woman, develop as a businesswoman, and take care of her home’s needs.
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Elibeth L. Z. es una señora de 50 años de edad, vive con su esposo en una comunidad rural de Costa Rica llamada Mollejones de Platanares, Pérez Zeledón. Mollejones es una comunidad ubicada a 150 kilómetros al sur de la Provincia de San José, la capital de Costa Rica. Se encuentra a 850 metros sobre el nivel del mar. Ahí se cultivan hortalizas, café y además se desarrollan otras actividades como la crianza de ganado de engorde y de cerdos. Existen también algunos proyectos de agricultura orgánica y hortalizas en hidroponía. Además de la agricultura en la comunidad hay talleres mecánicos, un supermercado, pequeños restaurantes (sodas) y una mueblería.

Doña Elibeth se está iniciando como microempresaria, con el establecimiento de un negocio dedicado a la hidroponía y a la agricultura orgánica, el que poco a poco y con mucho esfuerzo ha ido creando. Para ello, hace poco más de un año que recibe un curso impartido por el Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA) sobre este tema, esto con el fin de capacitarse y poder brindar mejores productos. Agrega que con la ayuda de su esposo ha logrado salir adelante con el proyecto, además se están haciendo esfuerzos para llegar a un convenio entre diferentes asociaciones para ayudar a las mujeres de zonas rurales a comercializar sus productos y distribuirlos de forma más efectiva.

En estos momentos lo que desea doña Elibeth es solicitar un préstamo por ¢600,000 (seiscientos mil colones) para comprar plástico, madera, carbón de arroz, nutrientes, regaderas, y diferentes insumos que necesita para poder desarrollar óptimamente la actividad productiva. Con esto espera que su microempresa crezca y llegue a generar ingresos para mejorar su condición de vida.

Doña Elibeth forma parte de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Bancruce una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Como socia ha recibido un total de 3 micropréstamos que le han permitido crecer como mujer, desarrollarse como microempresaria y a su vez atender algunas de las necesidades del hogar.

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As a small and relatively young MFI located in Costa Rica, EDESA has difficulty attracting other sources of capital. Many other microfinance funders do not work in Costa Rica, because overall the country is too rich. However, organizations such as EDESA work with extremely marginalized populations in Costa Rica that really need the access to capital that EDESA provides. By funding EDESA, Kiva lenders are allowing the organization to grow and reach more people than they otherwise would be able to reach.

About Costa Rica

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Elibeth supplies for hydroponic and organic agricultural farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 22, 2009
Listed
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2011