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Maria Elena E. lives in Guaitil de Guanacaste. She is well known for the delicious tortillas that she makes by hand.

Maria started out with a small business selling her tortillas. However, demand increased a lot and she had to buy an industrial mill. Now she needs a loan for 500,000 colones to buy spare parts for her industrial mill.

Maria would like to improve and grow her business. This will improve her own quality of life and that of her family.
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Maria Elena E. vive en Guaitil de Guanacaste, ella es conocida por las deliciosas tortillas que hace manualmente.
Ella empezó con un pequeño negocio donde vendía sus tortillas, sin embardo la demanda aumento muchísimo y tuvo que comprar un molino Industrial. Ahora ella necesita un préstamo de ₡ 500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de repuestos para el molino Industrial
Ella quiere mejorar su negocio, y hacer que este crezca con esto mejorara la calidad de su vida y la de su familia.

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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
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Maria to buy spare parts for her corn grinding machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013