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Mayra
Mayra P. M. is a 45 year old woman who lives with two of her three children in a community called “La Fuente de Santa Teresita de Turrialba,” in the province of Cartago. The population there produces milk and grows coffee. The terrain is irregular and much of it is tropical forest. The community has very picturesque landscapes which combine the tropical forest with two beautiful lakes, coffee plantations, and dairy farms.

For the past five years, Ms. Mayra has been making a living renting out her apartments to students within the Turrialba zone. This has provided her with a source of income that has helped her to move her children ahead and she is very proud that two of them study at university.

Never the less, one of her apartments is in bad condition and she needs to repair it so that she can continue renting it and earning income. She needs a loan of 3,500,000 CRC ($700) in order to make repairs to the electrical wiring and to other areas, so that the apartment can be used.

Ms. Mayra is part of the “La Fuente Agricola Empresarial” communal bank, one of the 100 organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan and she hopes that it will allow her to continue to improve her personal and economic level.
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Mayra P. M. es una señora de 45 años de edad quien vive con 2 de sus 3 hijos en una comunidad llamada La fuente de Santa Teresita de Turrialba, Provincia de Cartago. 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.
Doña Mayra tiene 5 años de ganarse la vida rentando sus apartamentos a estudiantes de la zona de Turrialba. Esto le ha permitido tener una fuente de ingresos con la cual ha sacado adelante a sus hijos, y está muy orgullosa que también gracias a eso hoy dos de ellos están estudiando en la universidad.
Sin embargo uno de sus apartamentos se encuentra en muy mal estado, y necesita repararlo para seguir rentarlo y seguir obteniendo ganancias, es por eso que necesita un préstamo de ¢350.000 (Trescientos cincuenta mil colones) para la reparar la instalación eléctrica de un apartamento y arreglar otros detalles que le hacen falta para ser utilizado.
Doña Mayra es socia de la ECC La Fuente Agrícola Empresarial, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su Primer préstamo y con él espera continuar creciendo a nivel personal y económico.

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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
  • 12
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,059,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 515.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mayra appartment repairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 26, 2010
Listed
Jul 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2011