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Marta
Marta A. G. is 49. She lives with her son in the Hernández community located in Los Chiles in the Aljuela province. This community stands out for its mountainous regions with great scenery. It is very humid, and it is very close to the northern border of the country. Its primary economic activities are livestock and farming. Specifically, they plant basic grains, tubers, and oranges.

Marta raises and fattens chickens. She wants to expand her project by including laying hens. This is for the production of meat and eggs. She sells her products to the neighbors in her community, and they are very satisfied with the quality. He husband helps occasionally with the transport.

Marta is currently asking for a small loan for ¢670,000 (six hundred seventy thousand colones) to buy more chickens to fatten and to buy laying hens. She will also buy concentrated food for them and products to prevent and treat illnesses. With this investment she expects that her small business will become strong and grow more. Then she will be able to attract more customers and offer them better products.

Marta is a member of the United Community Credit Enterprise for Development, one of the 100 partner organizations affiliated with EDESA in Costa Rica. This is her first loan and she hopes to grow personally and financially. She would like to offer her thanks to these types of organizations and credit facilitators that enable her to devote more time to productive activities.
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Marta A. G. es una señora de 49 años de edad la cual vive con su hijo en una comunidad llamada Hernández localizada en Los Chiles, provincia de Alajuela; está comunidad se destaca por ser una zona montañosa con grandes paisajes, presenta una gran humedad y además se encuentra sobre la carretera muy cerca de la frontera norte de nuestro país. Sus principales actividades económicas son la ganadería y la agricultura específicamente se da la siembra de granos básicos, tubérculos y naranja.

Doña Marta se dedica a la avicultura específicamente a la cría de pollos para engorde y quiere ampliar su proyecto incluyendo gallinas ponedoras - para la producción de carne y huevos respectivamente -. Ella vende sus productos a los vecinos de la comunidad, quienes se muestran muy satisfechos por la calidad. Su esposo le ayuda ocasionalmente con el transporte.

Actualmente doña Marta está solicitando un microcrédito de ¢670,000 (seiscientos setenta mil colones) para la compra de más pollos para engorde y gallinas ponedoras, así como compra de concentrado para su alimentación y productos para la prevención y tratamiento de enfermedades. Con esta inversión espera que su microempresa se fortalezca y crezca más, para poder atraer a más clientes y ofrecerles mejores productos.

Doña Marta es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Unidos por un Desarrollo, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su primer préstamo y con él espera crecer más a nivel personal y económico. También destaca que gracias a este tipo de organizaciones y medios facilitadores de crédito puede dedicar más tiempo a las actividades productivas.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 25
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,165,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 558.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Marta buy hens and chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Dec 3, 2009
Listed
Nov 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 19, 2013