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Marlene
Marlene Sánchez Quiroz is a 42-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 4 children, in a rural Costa Rican community called Abanico, located in San Isidro de Penas Blancas, San Ramon, in the Alajuela province. It is known as a friendly and peaceful community dedicated to productive activities such as agriculture, livestock and tourism.
For several years Marlene has raised chickens to fatten them up, and laying hens for meat and egg production. She sells her products to her neighbours, who are very satisfied. She says that having the support and help of her husband has helped her to continue with this project. She also says that this work is very interesting since she has seen her business grow little by little and the demand is greater every time.
Marlene is now requesting a microloan of 629 000 colones for the purchase of more chickens and hens; concentrate and products for the treatment of illnesses; and also to expand and reinforce her location. With this, she hopes to make her business grow more and to improve her quality of life. Her business is going well but a lack of money has stopped its further growth. With the requested loan she hopes to increase her sales and to thus improve her family's economic condition.
Marlene is part of the Credito Communal de Abanico Group, one of the 100 partner organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan and she says that she is very happy and grateful for the development opportunity offered by these groups to her and her community.
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Marlene Sánchez Quiroz es una señora de 42 años de edad la cual vive con su esposo y sus 4 hijos, en una comunidad rural de Costa Rica llamada Abanico, ubicada en San Isidro de Peñas Blancas, San Ramón, Provincia de Alajuela; reconocida como una comunidad amiga de la tranquilidad y dedicada a actividades productivas tales como la agricultura, ganadería y turismo.

Desde hace varios años Marlene 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. 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 Marlene está solicitando un micro crédito de ¢629.000 (seiscientos veinte nueve 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.

Marlene forma parte de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Abanico una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su primer Crédito y manifiesta que esta muy contenta y agradecida por la oportunidad de desarrollo que le brinda las ECC a la comunidad y a ella.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $3,979,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 524.3
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Marlene chickens, food, pens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 18, 2010
Listed
Jun 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2011