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Emilse
Emilse S. L., age 50, has spent her entire life farming and now wants to grow corn in order to improve her financial situation.


She is from Santa Fe de Alajuela, a well-known community located in a mountainous area 30 minutes away from Nicaragua. She lives with her husband who works for a local company. Doña Emilse wants to generate more household income by producing and selling corn. For this reason, she is requesting a loan of 603,000 CRC to spend on soil preparation and the purchase of fertilizers.


Emilse is a member of the Santa Fe Communal Credit Enterprise, one of 100 member organizations that make up EDESA in Costa Rica.

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Emilse S. L. es una señora de 50 años, toda su vida se ha dedicado a la agricultura y ahora quiere Sembrar maíz para mejorar su situación económica.
Ella es de Santa fe de Alajuela, una comunidad conocida por ser una extensa zona montañosa a tan solo 30 minutos de Nicaragua. Ella vive con su esposo, y a pesar de que el trabaja para una compañía de la zona, doña Emilse quiere también generar ingresos a su casa por medio de la producción y venta de maíz. Es por eso que necesita un préstamo de ₡603 000 (seiscientos tres mil colones) para la preparación del suelo, y la compra de abonos.
Ella es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Santa Fe, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.

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
  • 56
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  • $4,320,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Emilse purchase farming supplies, seeds, and equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 5, 2010
Listed
Oct 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013