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Grettel
Grettel V. M. is a 28-year old young woman who lives with her husband and two children in a community called El Sauce de Santa Teresita de Turrialba, in the the province of Cartago. It is a small rural community with a population of approximately 2,000. The local people are milk and coffee producers. The area is hilly and much of the land is tropical rainforest. It’s very attractive with two lovely lakes, coffee plantations, and dairies mixed in with the rainforest.

In the last little while Grettel has wanted to develop her small dairy business with a project involving milk products such as cream and cheese. She says that she is very pleased with the business because it's built her confidence and served as a source of income for improving her life despite the problems that the community faces.

Currently Grettel needs a loan of 500,000 colones with which to buy a cow. This will enable her to increase milk production and other dairy products which are sure to be in great demand in the community since they are of high quality.

Sra. Grettel is a member of the Producers’ Association of El Sauce, one of the hundred member organisations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her second loan and she hopes that it will enable her to continue developing both on a personal and on an economic level.
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Grettel V. M. es una joven de 28 años de edad quien vive con su esposo y 2 hijos en una comunidad llamada El Sauce de Santa Teresita de Turrialba, Provincia de Cartago. Es una pequeña comunidad rural de aproximadamente dos mil habitantes. Sus pobladores se dedican a la producción de leche y siembra de café. Tiene un relieve irregular y mucho del terreno se mantiene como bosque tropical húmedo. La comunidad tiene paisajes muy pintorescos que combinan el bosque tropical con dos lindas lagunas, plantaciones de café y lecherías.
Desde hace muy poco tiempo doña Grettel ha querido desarrollarse como microempresaria, con un pequeño proyecto dedicado a la producción de leche y algunos derivados, tales como natilla y queso.
Dice estar muy agradecida con este proyecto, ya que le ha generado una mayor confianza, ha servido como una fuente de ingresos para mejorar sus condiciones a pesar de las dificultades económicas que hay en la región
Actualmente Grettel requiere un préstamo de ¢500,000 (quinientos mil colones) destinados a la compra de una vaca lechera. Esto le permitirá aumentar la producción de leche y por ende la de sus productos los cuales aseguran ser muy demandados en la comunidad ya que son de muy buena calidad.
Doña Grettel es socia de la Asociación de Productores de El Sauce, 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.

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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
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $3,973,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 519.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD