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Carlos
Carlos C. is 33 years old. He lives with his father and mother and his son in a community named San Ramón in Santa Teresita de Turrialba in the Cartago province. It is a small rural community, whose residents dedicate themselves to milk production, agriculture (principally coffee and bananas), and livestock of pigs. San Ramón has an irregular coast, and a lot of the terrain is a humid tropical forest.

For the past few years, Carlos has worked transporting rural merchandise. As a result of his business, he has been able support his son and his parents, who are very old. He assures us he has done very well in his business since a lot of people in the community need his services.

It has been a week since his car--the basis of his business--broke down, and he has not been able to fix it. Because of this, Carlos needs a loan of ¢605,000 (six hundred and five thousand colones) for the cost of spare parts and labor so he can continue his work.

Carlos is a member of the Association of Agricultural Producers of San Ramón, one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be Carlos's second loan, and with it, he hopes to continue growing personally and economically as well as actively participate in his community's loan organization.
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Carlos C. es un señor de 33 años de edad que vive con su padre y su madre y su hijo en una comunidad llamada San Ramón de Santa Teresita de Turrialba, Provincia de Cartago. Es una pequeña comunidad rural. Sus pobladores se dedican a la producción de leche, la agricultura principalmente de café, plátano y también se da mucho la cría de cerdos. Tiene un relieve irregular y mucho del terreno se mantiene como bosque tropical húmedo.
Desde hace varios años don él se dedica se dedica al trasporte de mercadería Rural. Por medio de este negocio a podido sacar a delante a su hijo y a sus padres quienes se encuentran ya muy ancianos. El asegura que le ha ido muy bien con el negocio ya que muchas personas necesitan de sus servicios en su comunidad.
Hace una semana su vehículo el cual es su herramienta de trabajo se averió y no ha podido arreglarlo, es por eso que don Carlos necesita un préstamo de ¢605,000 (seiscientos cinco mil colones), para la compra de repuestos y pagar la mano de obra del arreglo de su carro, y así continuar con su trabajo.
Don Carlos es socio de la Asociación de Productores Agrícolas Ramonenses, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su segundo préstamo y con él espera continuar creciendo a nivel personal y económico además de participar activamente en la organización de crédito en su comunidad.

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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.

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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,182,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD