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Carlos H. comes from the Pilas community in Pérez Zeledón, and he is known for being a very hardworking farmer.

At this time, he would like to obtain a 500,000 CRC loan so that he can plant 20 hectares of ñampi, a tropical vegetable used for its thickened stems. For this, he needs both the necessary supplies and labor. This is the best time of the year to cultivate, which is why he would like to take advantage so that he can improve both his income and his children's quality of life. He is a member of Crédito Comunal La Danta S.A., one of the 110 organizations that have a partnership with EDESA in Costa Rica.

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Carlos H. es vecino de la comunidad de Pilas en Pérez Zeledón, es conocido por ser un agricultor muy trabajador.
En este momento el desea obtener un préstamo de ₡500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para sembrar 20 hectáreas de ñampi. Para ello necesita los insumos necesarios y la mano de obra. Esta es la mejor época del año para hacerlo y es por eso quiere aprovechar para mejorar sus ingresos y mejorar la calidad de vida de sus hijos.
El es socio de la empresa de Crédito Comunal La Danta S.A una de las 110 empresas socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.

Additional Information

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
  • 9
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Carlos to grow ñampi, a tropical vegetable used for its thickened stems.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 6, 2011
May 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012