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Grey Rodriguez R. is a successful entrepreneur. She managed to get ahead with her own beauty salon in Canalate, a rural community in Alajuela. The community is especially noted for its enterprising women.

Grey has been providing beauty services at home for ten years. Little by little she managed to establish her own place. She now wants to take a step forward with a loan for ₡604 000 (six hundred four thousand colons). She hopes to buy a beauty kit with materials for cutting hair, make-up, pedicures, and manicures. She wants to be able to offer more services and improved services to her customers.

She is a member of the Communal Credit Cooperative Canalete, one of 100 organizations which form EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan.
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Grey Rodriguez R. es una emprendedora exitosa que logro sacar adelante su propio salón de Belleza en Canalate una comunidad Rural en Alajuela, caracterizada especialmente por sus mujeres emprendedoras.
Desde hace 10 años doña Grey se dedica a dar servicios de belleza a domicilio, sin embargo hace poco logro establecer su propio local, y hoy quiere dar un paso adelante por medio de un préstamo de ₡604 000 (seiscientos cuatro mil colones) . Ella espera comprar un kit de belleza con materiales para corte de cabellos, maquillajes, pedicure y manicure para así poder brindar más y mejores servicios a sus clientes.
Ella es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Canalete, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica .Este será su primer credito.

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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
  • 57
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Grey to buy a beauty kit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013