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Leyla López M. is an excellent saleswoman. She has been selling for over 15 years. Although she sells everything, she has been selling handicrafts for two years. This has generated a sufficient source of income for her to support her family.

However, she does not sell more due to the lack of capital. That is why Leyla wants ₡600 000 (six hundred thousand colones) to buy more handicrafts, paintings, clothes, and fabrics to sell.

She is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal Santa Fe. It is one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Leyla López M. es una excelente vendedora , y tiene más de 15 años de dedicarse a las ventas.
A pesar de que vende de todo, tiene ya 2 años de dedicarse a la venta de artesanías lo cual le ha generado una fuente de ingresos suficiente para mantener su familia.
Sin embargo ella asegura que no vende más por falta de inversión, es por eso que Doña Leyla quiere ₡600 000 (seiscientos mil colones) para la compra de mas artesanías, pinturas y además de ropa y telas para la venta.
Ellas es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Santa Fe, 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
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,494,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Leyla to buy handicrafts and clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013