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Carolina
Carolina S. P. is a young woman of 23 who lives with her husband in a small community called La Trinchera de Pital, located in province of Alajuela. The principle commercial activities in the area are cattle raising and agriculture, especially pineapple. These products are sold on the international market. For this reason, the community has been growing in recent years, generating more demand for products and more opportunities for work.


Carolina’s business is poultry, specifically the raising and fattening of chickens. She sells her products to the neighbors in her community, and they are quite satisfied with their quality.


Carolina is seeking a loan of 300,000 colones to purchase more chickens, as well concentrate for their feeding, products for prevention and treatment of diseases, and to strengthen the pens. With this loan, she hopes her microbusiness will grow and be able to serve more clients and offer better products. All this will help Carolina improve her living conditions.


Carolina is a member of the “Empresa Communal de Mujeres al Éxito de la Trinchera de Pital,” one of the 100 organizations associated with EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan, and with it, she expects to continue growing personally and economically. She also wants to actively participate in the loan organization in her community.

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Carolina S. P. es una joven señora de 23 años de edad quien vive con su esposo en una pequeña comunidad llamada La Trinchera de Pital localizada en la provincia de Alajuela; cuyas principales actividades productivas son la ganadería y la agricultura, donde destaca el cultivo de la piña; siendo estas comercializadas principalmente en los mercados internacionales. Por esta razón, el desarrollo de la comunidad ha venido creciendo en los últimos años generando una mayor demanda de productos y servicios brindando mayores oportunidades de trabajo.

Ella se dedica a la avicultura, específicamente a la cría de pollos para engorde. Ella vende sus productos a los vecinos de la comunidad, quienes se muestran muy satisfechos por la calidad.

Actualmente doña Carolina está solicitando un microcrédito de ¢300,000 (trescientos mil colones) para la compra de más pollos para engorde, así como compra de concentrado para su alimentación y productos para la prevención y tratamiento de enfermedades, además de ampliar y reforzar su local.

Con esta inversión espera que su microempresa crezca más, para poder atender a más clientes y ofrecerles mejores productos. Todo esto ayudará a mejorar sus condiciones de vida.

Doña Carolina es socia de la Empresa Comunal de Mujeres al Éxito de la Trinchera de Pital, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su primer préstamo y con él espera continuar creciendo a nivel personal y económico, además de participar activamente en la organización de crédito en su comunidad.

Additional Information

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
  • 7
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $3,979,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 564.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Carolina purchase chickens and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 16, 2009
Listed
Dec 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 21, 2012