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Franklin Alberto
Franklin Alberto M. S., 24, lives with his mother and two younger siblings in a small community called La Trinchera de Pital, which is in Alajuela province. Its main productive activities are farming and cattle-raising. The main crop is pineapple, which is primarily exported. For this reason, the community has been growing in the last few years, thereby creating greater demand for its products as well as more employment opportunities.

Most of the household expenses are Franklin’s responsibility. In order to meet them, he has gone into pineapple farming. He tells us that his uncles eased him into this line of work so he has quite a bit of experience in pineapple growing. He also tells us that the project has had good results at sales time so he would like to enlarge his fields because, thanks to this work, his family’s quality of life has improved considerably.

Franklin is asking for 657,000 colones to buy rows of pineapple, as well as other needed supplies to maintain and care for his crops, so that his efforts will be rewarded with a bountiful harvest.

Franklin is a member of the Mujeres al Éxito de la Trinchera de Pital communal bank, one of EDESA’s 100 member organizations in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan and he hopes it will help him continue to grow personally and economically and to participate actively in his community’s credit organization.
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Franklin Alberto M. S. es un joven de 24 años de edad quien vive con su mamá y sus dos hermanos 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.

Franklin esta a cargo de la mayoría de gastos en su casa, para cubrirlos se ha dedicado a la siembra de piña, comenta que fueron sus tíos los que le dieron la oportunidad de iniciar en este negocio, por lo que dice que tiene bastante experiencia en el cuidado y mantenimiento de esta clase de cultivo comenta que este proyecto le ha dado muy buenos resultados a la hora de distribuirlo por lo cual desea expandir su plantación, ya que gracias a este negocio la calidad de vida de su familia ha mejorado considerablemente.

Lo que en estos momentos solicita Franklin es un micro crédito de ¢657,000 (seiscientos cincuenta y siete mil colones), para comprar hijos de piña, y diferentes insumos para dar el mejor mantenimiento y asistencia posible a su cosecha, así al final podrá ser recompensado y podrá tener una muy buena producción.

Franklin es socio 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

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,441,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 547.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Franklin Alberto to buy raw materials for pineapple farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jan 27, 2010
Listed
Jan 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 22, 2013