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Manuel
Manuel Antonio Bianco L. is a great artisan. He wants to build a place that he could use as a gallery and as a workshop where he could paint his beautiful pictures.

He lives in Puerto Jimenez in Puntarenas, one of the most exotic and pretty areas in Costa Rica. All of his life he has been a shoemaker. However, upon arriving in this area for the first time he was captivated by its beautiful scenery and the variety of wild animals in the region. Therefore, he started to paint and create wood figures of the animals. His 17 year old daughter has also been inspired, and two of her paintings are on display in important galleries in Italy.

Manuel wants a loan for ¢600,000 (six hundred thousand colones) to start building said location. He is a member of Raíces Capitales S.A., one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan, and he is very motivated to be able to continue his dream and to support his daughter.
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Manuel Antonio Bianco L. es un gran artesano y quiere construir un local que pueda utilizar como galería y como taller donde pueda pintar sus hermosos cuadros.
El vive en puerto Jimenez de Puntarenas, una de las zonas más exóticas y bellas de Costa Rica , durante toda su vida se dedico a la zapatería, pero al llegar por primera vez a esta zona se vio cautivado por la belleza del paisaje y la variedad de animales silvestres en la zona, por lo que empezó a pintarlos y crear figuras de madera con dichos animalitos. Su hija de 17 años se ha visto también inspirada y ya 2 de sus pinturas se exponen en galerías importantes de Italia.
Don Manuel desea un crédito de ¢600,000 (seiscientos mil colones) para iniciar la construcción de dicho local, el es socio de Raíces Capitales S.A, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su primer crédito y está muy motivado de poder seguir su sueño y de apoyar a su hija.

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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
  • 33
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,168,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Manuel build a gallery/workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 21, 2010
Listed
Sep 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 19, 2013