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Isaías
Isaías T. Godínez is a young man who is 29 years of age. He lives with his wife and child in the community of Santa Fe, which is located in Los Chiles in Alajuela Province. This community is known for being situated in a mountainous area near the northern border of the country. The main business activities are livestock breeding and farming, specifically the cultivation of basic grains, sugar cane, and oranges.


Isaías is known for being a courageous and hardworking young man. His family has always engaged in raising livestock for the purpose of producing both milk and meat. This has enabled him to have a source income by which he was able to build his own house where he lives with his wife and newborn son.


In order to move forward in his business, Isaías needs a loan of 618,000 CRC to buy grass seeds and improve the condition of the pasture where he keeps his cattle. This will improve the quality of his product and help him obtain better earnings.


Don Isaías is a member of the Manantial de Santa Fe Communal Credit Enterprise, one of 100 member organizations that make up EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his second loan and he hopes to continue growing so that he can build a better future for his son.

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Isaías T. Godínez es un joven de 29 años de edad el cual vive con su esposa y su hijo en una comunidad llamada Santa Fe 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, caña de azúcar, naranja.

Isaías se ha destacado por ser un joven valiente y trabajador. Su familia siempre se ha dedicado a la ganadería de doble propósito. Esto le ha permitido tener una fuente de ingresos, con lo que ha logrado comprar su propia casita, para vivir con su esposa y su hijo que acaba de nacer.

Para seguir con su negocio Isaías necesita un préstamo de ¢618.000 (seiscientos dieciocho mil colones), para comprar semilla de pasto y mejorar las condiciones del corral donde tiene sus vacas. Con esto el podrá mejorar la calidad de su producto y así obtener mejores ingresos.

Don Isaías es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Manantial de Santa Fe, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su segundo préstamo, y con él espera crecer seguir creciendo para forjar un mejor futuro para su hijo.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,106,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 515.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Isaías purchase grass seeds and make improvements to his pasture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Aug 2, 2010
Listed
Jul 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 19, 2013