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Reina De Los Angeles
Reina de los Angeles C. is a 45 year old woman who lives with her husband and their four children. They live in a community called Coquital, which is located in Los Chiles in the Alajuela province. This community is known for its mountainous regions and for being very close to the northern border of our country. Its main economic activities are livestock and farming. Specifically, they plant basic grains and oranges.

For two years Reina has been raising chickens to fatten. She also raises laying hens to produce meat and eggs. She sells her products to the neighbors in the community, and they are very satisfied. She says that having her husband’s support and help facilitates the continuation of her project. She also says that the project is very interesting to her. She has seen her business slowly grow, and the demand is constantly increasing.

Reina is currently requesting a loan for ¢665,000 (six hundred sixty-five thousand colones) to buy more chickens, hens, food concentrate, and products to treat illnesses. She also wants to expand and reinforce her place.

She plans use the loan to make her business grow more and to improve her quality of life. Her business is going well, but she has not been able to make it grow more due to lack of money. With the requested loan she plans to increase sales and improve her family’s economic condition.

She is part of the of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal Rapicrédito Progreso Futuro Coquital, which is one of a hundred member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This is Reina’s second loan. She plans to get a better profit from her business and to improve her economic condition.
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Reina de los Angeles C. es una señora de 45 años de edad la cual vive con su esposo y sus cuatro 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.

Desde hace ya 2 años Doña Reina se dedica a la cría de pollos para engorde y gallinas ponedoras para la producción de carne y huevos, ella vende sus productos a los vecinos de su comunidad los cuales se muestran muy satisfechos. Ella dice que tener el apoyo y la ayuda de su esposo le facilita seguir con el proyecto. Además dice que el proyecto le es muy interesante ya que ha visto como poco a poco su negocio crece y la demanda cada vez es más fuerte.
Actualmente doña Reina está solicitando un micro crédito de ¢665.000 (seiscientos sesenta y cinco mil colones) para la compra de más pollos y gallinas; concentrado, y productos para el tratamiento de enfermedades; además de ampliar y reforzar su local. Con esto ella espera hacer crecer más su negocio y mejorar su calidad de vida. Su negocio va bien pero por falta de dinero no ha podido hacerlo crecer más. Con el préstamo que está solicitando espera aumentar las ventas y así mejorar la condición económica de su familia.

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 segundo crédito para doña Reina y con el espera sacarle un mejor provecho a su negocio y mejorar su condición económica.

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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

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,441,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 554.8
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Reina De Los Angeles buy chickens to fatten and to improve her place.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 23, 2010
Listed
Mar 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 22, 2011