Irene has dedicated her whole life to dairy farming. Since she was young she has been accustomed to waking up every day at 4am to milk her cows.
Today, with the help of her nephew, she sells dairy products to the whole community. Her customers are very satisfied with the quality of her products, especially the custard.
She needs a loan of ¢604.000 (six hundred and four thousand colones) to buy 3 cows which she needs to increase her milk production and grow her business.
Irene is part of the Empressa de Crédito Comunal of San Gabirel, one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her sixth loan and she says that with this she hopes to be able to continue to grow as a micro-entrepreneur and take her business forward.
Doña Irene se ha dedicado toda su vida a la lechería, desde muy pequeña acostumbraba a levantarse todos los días a las 4 am para ordeñar sus vaquitas.
Hoy ella con la ayuda de su sobrino vende los productos lácteos a toda su comunidad quien se muestran muy satisfechos con su calidad, en especial la natilla.
Ella necesita un préstamo de ¢604.000 (seiscientos cuatro mil colones) para la compra de 3 vacas que ella necesita para incrementar la oferta de leche y mejorar su negocio.
Doña Irene forma parte de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de San Gabriel, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será sexto crédito y dice que con el espera poder seguir creciendo como microempresaria y sacar su negocio adelante.
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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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