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Oscar is a young man who lives in the community of Ostional. He is a very respectful young man and he very much enjoys to work.

He is ready to start going to university and he wants to purchase a computer and various books that are very important for the courses that he wants to take. He needs a loan of 598 000 (five hundred and ninety-eight thousand colones) to purchase a computer, books, and other school supplies that he needs for his courses.

Oscar is very happy because he will be studying and he will be able to have better opportunities to improve himself. He is a member of the communal bank "Ostional", one of the 110 credit organizations which are members of EDESA (Kiva Field Partner) in Costa Rica.
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mOscar, es un joven que vive en la comunidad de Ostional. Es un joven muy respetuoso y le gusta mucho trabajar.
El está a punto de iniciar la universidad y desea comprar una computadora y varios libros que son muy necesarios para los cursos que tiene que llevar, es por eso que el necesita un préstamo de ₡598 000 (quinientos noventa y ocho mil colones) para la compra de la computadora, libro y otros materiales didácticos que necesita para sus cursos.
Oscar está muy contento porque va a estudiar y podrá tener mejores oportunidades para superarse.
El socio de la empresa de Crédito Comunal de Ostional, una de las 110 empresas de crédito socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.

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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
  • 38
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,441,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Oscar to purchase a computer and other school supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013