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Antonio
Antonio P. B. is a 37 year old gentleman who lives with his wife and four children on a reserve inhabited by one of the largest indigenous groups in Costa Rica known as the Guaymí. The reserve is located in San Vito de Coto Brus, an area known for its elevation and being located an hour away from La Amistad International Park. The main business activities are agriculture and handicrafts. Tourism has increased within the last few years.


Don Antonio is known as one of the most active and most hospitable members of this community. One of his wishes is to see tourism continue to grow in his community. For this reason, he built a house and bought some horses that he could rent to visitors at a good price. At the moment, the house does not have any beds or furniture. He needs a loan of 200,000 CRC to buy mattresses, chairs, and linens to equip his rental house so that he can make it available to tourists. Antonio says his business has many benefits and will contribute to the growth of tourism in his community, as well as generate more income for him and his family.


Don Antonio is a member of Ku Kwata Communal Credit Enterprise, one of the 100 member organizations that make up EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan and he is very pleased with this opportunity.

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Antonio P. B. un señor de 37 años de edad que vive con su esposa y 4 hijos en una de Reserva habitada por uno de los grupos Indígenas más importantes de Costa Rica los “Guaimí”. Está Ubicada en San Vito de Coto Brus una zona caracterizada por su elevada Ubicación y por estar a solamente una hora del Parque Internacional La Amistad. Sus principales actividades económicas son la Agricultura, la artesanía y el Turismo el cual ha aumentando en los últimos años.
Don Antonio es caracterizado por uno de los miembros más activos y mas hospitalarios de esta comunidad. Uno de sus deseos es que el turismo siga creciendo en la su comunidad, es por eso que construyo una casa y compro unos caballos para alquilarlos a los visitantes a un buen precio.
En este momento la casa no tiene camas, ni muebles es por eso que el necesita un préstamo de ¢200.000 (doscientos mil colones) para la compra de colchones, sillones y sabanas para equipar su casa de alquiler y poder poner a disposición de los turistas. Asegura que tendrá muchos beneficios y que esto contribuirá a que el turismo siga creciendo en su comunidad y genere mas ingresos a el y a su familia
Don Antonio es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Ku Kwata, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su primer préstamo y está muy satisfecho con esta oportunidad.

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
  • 12
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,061,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Antonio purchase equipment for his rental cottage.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Aug 23, 2010
Listed
Aug 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2010