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Don Saúl lives in the community called Pilas de Perez Zeledon. He has worked in agriculture for several years, mainly in the production of basic foods such as corn and beans, which he sells through a producers' association to the whole community. This is how Don Saúl succeeds in supporting his family.

At this time he wants to get a loan of 500,000 colones to buy granular fertilizer, fungicides, and insecticides, which will help him improve the quality of his products.

He is a member of Crédito Comunal La Danta S.A., one of the 110 business members of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Saúl vive en la comunidad llamadas Pilas de Perez Zeledon.
Don Saúl tiene varios años de dedicarse a la agricultura, principalmente en la producción de granos básicos como maíz y frijoles, los cuales vende a través de una asociación de productores a toda la comunidad. Es así como don Saúl logra dar el sustento a su familia.
En este momento el desea obtener un crédito de ₡500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de abono granular, fungicidas y insecticidas que le ayudaran a mejorar la calidad de su producción.
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
  • 53
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Saul to buy fertilizers and insecticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 24, 2011
May 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2011