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Flander
Flander C. M. is 40 years old. He lives with his wife and children in a small town in Guanacaste called La Garita. La Garita is a plain with a pretty warm climate where the activities are livestock, farming, and tourism, among others.

All of his life the Flander family has dedicated itself to the livestock business. Two years ago he decided to create his own business. That is how the “Carnicerí La Garita” (La Garita Butcher Shop) was born.

After he opened his business it did not stop growing, and the demand is also growing. That is why he is requesting a loan from Kiva. This time the loan is for ¢500.000 (five hundred thousand colones) to buy a cow and some pigs to stock his butcher shop.

Flander is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal La Garita, one of the 100 member organizations with EDESA in Costa Rica. This is his second Kiva loan, and he is very happy because he has grown a great deal thanks to Kiva.
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Flander C. M. es un señor de 40 años que vive con sui esposa e hijos en un pequeño pueblo en Guanacaste llamado la Garita. La garita es una planicie de clima bastante cálido donde se desarrollan actividades tales como la ganadería, Agricultura y el turismo, entre otros.

La familia de Flander se ha dedicado toda su vida al negocio de la ganadería de doble propósito. Pero hace 2 años el decidió crear su propio negocio, y fue así como nació la Carnicería La Garita.
Después de que abrió su negocio, no ha parado de crecer y la demanda es cada ves mayor. Es por eso que está solicitando otro préstamo de KIVA, esta vez de ¢500.000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de una vaca y unos cerdos para surtir su carnicería.

Don Flander es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal La Garita una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este segundo crédito KIVA, esta muy feliz por que asegura que ha crecido bastante gracias a KIVA

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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

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,359,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Flander buy a cow and pig for his butcher shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 13, 2010
Listed
Sep 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 6, 2011