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Maria is known for being an excellent saleswoman in the Canalete de Alajuela. Taking advantage of her abilities, she decided to begin her business selling everything from electrical appliances to personal use items and clothing that she makes herself.

She is requesting a loan of 598000 colones to buy more products with the goal of having greater variety and generating more income for her business. She is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal Canalete, one of 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Maria M. G. es conocida por ser una excelente vendedora, en la Canalete de Alajuela.
Aprovechando sus habilidades decidió empezar su negocio de ventas por catalogo, en donde vende todo tipos de productos, desde electrodomésticos, hasta productos de uso personal y ropa que ella misma confecciona.
En este momento ella necesita un préstamo de ₡598000 (Quinientos noventa y ocho mil colones) para la compra de más productos con el fin de generar mayor diversidad y mayores ganancias para su negocio.
Ella es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Canalete, 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
  • 53
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Maria to purchase inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013