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Eliecer
Eliecer is a 35-year-old man who lives with his wife and children in a community called El Upala de San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela. There are five national parks in Alajuela, a national wild animal reserve, five protected zones, and several forest reserves. The Juan Santamaría museum, which exhibits locally products handicrafts, is also in this province. This area is the primary grower of coffee and sugarcane nationwide.

For several years, Eliecer has had his agricultural business. He currently has a property that he inherited from his parents, but he lacks the principal for his business to grow so that his neighbors in his community can benefit from it. He says that the project is very interesting.

Currently Eliecer is requesting a micro-loan of ¢500.000 (five hundred thousand colones), to buy passion fruit seeds. With this, he hopes to grow his business and significantly improve his quality of life and that of his family.

Eliecer is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Delirio, which is one of the 110 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan, and he hopes to use it to continue growing on a personal financial basis. He also actively participates in the credit organization in his community.
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Eliecer es un señor de 35 años de edad, el cual vive con su esposa e hijos, en una comunidad llamada el Upala de San Carlos, en la provincia de Alajuela.En Alajuela existen cinco parques nacionales, una reserva nacional de fauna silvestre, cinco zonas protectoras y varias reservas forestales. También en la provincia se ubica el Museo Juan Santamaría, el cual exhibe artesanías producidas localmente. Esta zona ocupa el primer lugar nacional en la producción de café y azúcar de caña.

Desde hace varios años que Eliecer tiene este negocio de actividad agrícola, ya que cuenta en estos momentos con el propiedad que le heredaron sus padres, pero le falta lo principal para que su negocio surja y para que los vecinos de su comunidad se vean beneficiados. Dice que el proyecto le es muy interesante.

Actualmente Eliecer está solicitando un micro crédito de ¢500.000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de semillas de maracuyá. Con esto el espera hacer crecer su negocio y mejorar tanto su calidad de vida como la de su familia.

Eliecer es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Delirio, una de las 110 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su primer préstamo y con él espera continuar creciendo a nivel personal y económico además de participar activamente en la organización de crédito en su comunidad.

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
  • 22
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,356,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.3
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Eliecer to buy passion fruit seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Sep 2, 2011
Listed
Aug 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 13, 2014