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For two years, Jenny D. M. has been in business hand painting pictures in the company of her husband and children. She exhibits and sells her designs at craft fairs. She would like to invest her loan in buying materials and equipment for her trade so that she can develop as an artist and improve her finances. This is the first time that she has requested a loan. She is requesting 603,000 colones with the aim of expanding her work both nationally and internationally.

Jenny is a member of the 'Manantial Santa Fe Ltd' community credit company, one of 100 companies who are associated with EDESA.
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Jenny D. M., se desempeña esmeradamente hace 2 años en la pintura artesanal, con la grata compañía de su esposo e hijos. Esto le permite exponer y vender sus diseños en las ferias artesanales. Desea invertir su crédito en los materiales y equipos para su artesanía con el fin de desarrollarse como artesana y mejorar su economía. Es la primera vez que solicita un préstamo de un monto de ₡603.000 (seiscientos tres mil colones), con el objetivo de expandir sus artesanías en el país e internacionalmente.
Ella es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Manantial Santa Fe S.A, una de las 100 empresas asociadas por EDESA.

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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
  • 36
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,441,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Jenny to buy material for crafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 21, 2013