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Martha R. P. is a woman who is known for her leadership. She dreams of having her own clothing store. She has been selling clothes by catalog for several years. She sells by going to her customers’ houses.

She is now requesting a loan for ₡600 000 (six hundred thousand colones) in order to buy more merchandise to sell. This will allow her to improve her quality of life and that of her two children.

Martha is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal Manantial de Santa Fe. It is one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Martha R. P. es una mujer conocida por su liderazgo y sueña con tener su propia tienda de ropa.
Ella tiene ya varios años de dedicarse a la venta de ropa por catalogo, visitando sus clientes a sus casas. En este momento ella está solicitando un préstamo de ₡600 000(seiscientos mil colones) para la compra de mas mercancía para vender. Esto le va permitir mejorar su calidad de vida y la de sus 2 hijos.
Doña Martha es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Manantial de 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 Martha to buy inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 21, 2013