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Edwin V. V. lives in Pilas de Pérez Zeledón. He has devoted his whole life to farming. Edwin has a small farm where he grows tubers. Specifically, he grows ginger and “ñampi” (a vegetable in the sweet potato family).

He needs a loan of 500,000 colones to buy the needed supplies to sow the tubers.

He hopes to take advantage of the season and increase his income for his family’s benefit. He is a member of the La Danta S.A communal credit company, which is one of the 110 organizations affiliated with EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Edwin V. V. vive en Pilas de Pérez Zeledón y se ha dedicado toda su vida a la agricultura.
Don Edwin tiene una pequeña finquita en la cual quiere sembrar tubérculos. Específicamente jengibre y ñampi. Para eso necesita un préstamo de ₡500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para comprar los insumos necesarios para la siembra de los tubérculos.
El espera sacar provecho de la temporada y aumentar sus ingresos, para el beneficio de su familia.
El es socio de la empresa de Crédito Comunal La Danta S.A una de las 110 empresas 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
  • 55
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    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 Edwin to sow tubers.
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