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Hayder
Mr. Hayder S. R. is a 40 year old man who lives with his wife and 4 children in a community called La Palma de Puerto Jiménez in the province of Puntarenas. For many years his town has worked in goldmining and lumber until the national park Corcovado was created. Together with its beautiful beaches, they have opened up the tourist industry and today it is the most important one of the region.

Hayder spent his whole life in the lumber industry until the regulations from the establishment of the national park put a stop to the cutting of trees in the forests of Puerto Jiménez. Thanks to the experience he had from his work, his good attitude and the wish to keep getting ahead, he obtained a post in the Department of Protection of Natural Resources of the Corcovado National Park. HIs job now is to protect the forest that his family damaged for years.

His good performance at work allowed him to win a scholarship so that he could finishe his secondary education and obtain an administrative position in the same are in which he already works. That is why Hayder is asking for a loan of ¢500 000 (five hundred thousand colones) to buy a computer, which he needs urgently for his studies. He will also use it to rent out during the day to tourists in the area.

Mr. Hayder S. R. is a member of Raíces Capitales S.A, one of 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his second loan and with it he hopes to continue growing personally and financially.
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Don Hayder S. R. es un señor de 40 años de edad que vive con su esposa y 4 hijos en una comunidad llamada la Palma de Puerto Jiménez en la provincia de Puntarenas. Durante muchos años su población se dedico a la minería de oro y la explotación Forestal hasta que se creó el parque Nacional Corcovado, que en conjunto con sus hermosas playas han abierto el paso a la industria turística siendo hoy la más importante de la zona.
Don Hayder se dedicó toda su vida al negocio de la explotación maderera hasta que las regulaciones por el establecimiento del parque Nacional frenó la tala de árboles en los bosques de Puerto Jiménez. Gracias a la experiencia que había obtenido de sus labores, su buena actitud y el deseo de seguir siempre adelante, el obtuvo un puesto en el departamento de Protección de recursos Naturales del Parque Nacional Corcovado, siendo ahora su trabajo proteger los bosques que por años su familia dañó.
Su buen desempeño en su trabajo, le permitió ganarse una beca para que pudiera terminar su estudios secundarios así poder obtener un puesto administrativo en la misma área en la que ya trabaja. Es por eso que Don Hayder solicita un crédito de ¢500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para comprar una computadora, la cual necesita urgente para terminar sus estudios, y que usará también para alquilarla durante el día a los turistas de la zona.
Don Hayder S. R. es socio de Raíces Capitales S.A, 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.

About Costa Rica

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,061,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 519.3
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Hayder to buy a computer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 13, 2010
Listed
Jul 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2012