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Dania F. R. was tired of traveling from village to village in search for work. So she decided to start her own business raising chickens. She raises chickens for sale and now instead of going to look for work she goes to all the various communities to sell eggs and meat. Cartagena de Guanacaste is a region known for its Costa-Rican folklore and for the best beaches in the country. She requests a loan in the amount of 600,000 (six hundred thousand colones) to purchase more chicks and to remodel her store. This will translate into an improvement in quality of life for her family. She is a new member of the Cartagena community bank, one of the 100 member organizations of Edesa (Kiva Field Partner) in Costa Rica.
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Dania F. R. ya está cansada de andar de pueblo en pueblo buscando trabajo, es por eso que ha decido montar su propio negocio, una Pollería.
Ella cría gallinas para engorde, y ahora en lugar de buscar trabajo, va por todas las comunidades vendiendo huevos y pollo. Esto es en Cartagena de Guanacaste, región conocida como la cuna del folklore costarricense y también por su cercanía a las mejores playas del país.
Ahora ella necesita ¢600,000 (Seiscientos mil colones). Para comprar mas pollos y mejorar las condiciones de su local. Lo cual le permitirá mejorar la calidad de vida de su Familia.

Ella es una nueva socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Cartagena una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.

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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

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,672,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Dania to purchase chicks and to remodel her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2010
Oct 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013