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Cristina V. Garcia is a successful small businesswoman in the canton of Los Chiles in the province of Alajuela. Five years ago she had the desire and courage to start her own business. This is how her general store was born and how she has been able to provide for her children. She is requesting a loan for ₡600,000 (six hundred thousand colones) to buy merchandise, especially groceries and household items, in order to increase her business. She never wants her family to have to go without.

She is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal Santa Fe [Santa Fe Communal Credit Company], one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Cristina V. Garcia es una microempresaria exitosa de la zona de los chiles de la Alajuela.
Hace 5 años ella tuvo el deseo y coraje de crear su propio negocio, fue asi como nació su Pulperia (tienda General) con la que logrado sacar adelante a sus dos Hijos.
Ella necesita que su negocio crezca, es por eso que solicita ₡600 000 (seiscientos mil colones) para la compra de mercadería, especialmente Abarrotes y artículos para el hogar. Ella quiere que a su familia nunca le haga falta nada.
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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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 Cristina to purchase merchandise for her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 21, 2013