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Neva Linette
Neva Linette R. C. is 43 years old. She lives with her mother and her two children in a community called Coquital located in Los Chiles, Alajuela province. This community is in a mountainous region very close to the northern border of our country. The main economic activities are raising cattle and agriculture, specifically basic grains and oranges.

Neva has her own business. She opened a beauty salon recently and says it is going well. With the salon she supports her family and covers her living costs. She says that she provides her clients with very good service.

She says that it motivates her and makes her proud to have her own business and to offer her community a necessary service - considering that her community is not very centrally located and many residents have to travel to other locations for this type of service. She says that she works with great care, dedication, and discipline and therefore can see her business grow daily.

Neva requires a loan of 658.000 Colones to purchase a drier, a hair iron, a hair washing sink, and various products. She also will purchase construction materials to expand her shop.

She is part of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal Rapicrédito Progreso Futuro Coquital, one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This is her first loan, and she hopes to grow personally and professionally as a micro-entrepreneur.
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Neva Linette R. C. es una señora de 43 años de edad la cual vive con su madre y sus dos hijos en una comunidad llamada Coquital localizada en Los Chiles, provincia de Alajuela; está comunidad se destaca por ser una zona montañosa y por estar 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 y naranja.

Actualmente doña Neva tiene un negocio propio, empezó hace poco con un salón de belleza pero comenta que le va muy bien. Con el mantiene a su familia y cubre los gastos de su hogar dice que ella brinda un muy buen servicio y atención a sus clientes.

Agrega que le llena de motivación y orgullo el hecho de tener su propio negocio y ofrecer a su comunidad un servicio necesario, tomando en consideración que es una comunidad que no es muy céntrica y por lo que muchos habitantes se ven en la necesidad de desplazarse hacia otros lugares para obtener ese servicio. Asegura que trabaja con mucho esmero, dedicación y disciplina y así puede ver como su negocio día con día crece.

Doña Neva requiere un préstamo de ¢658.000 (seiscientos cincuenta y ocho mil colones) para comprar una secadora, una plancha para cabello, un “lava cabezas”, y productos varios. Además de diferentes materiales de construcción para agrandar su local.

Ella forma parte de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Rapicrédito Progreso Futuro Coquital, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este es el primer crédito de doña Neva y con el espera crecer mas personalmente y profesionalmente como microempresaria.

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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
  • 1
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,022,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 548.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Neva Linette purchase of equipment and materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jan 29, 2010
Listed
Jan 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 18, 2012