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Maria Dolores
Maria Dolores is a young woman who is 33 years of age. She lives with her family in the community of San Francisco de La Palmera, which is located in San Carlos in Alajuela Province. This rural community has great potential for development since there are already existing businesses tied to agriculture, such as raising cattle, and available community services. There is also opportunity for small retailers, microenterprises, and other ventures.


A few months ago, Maria Dolores started her own business – a bazaar. This has been very beneficial to her community because she sells all types of products to her neighbors on a daily basis.


Maria Dolores is currently requesting a microloan in the amount of 500,000 CRC so that she can buy more merchandise for her store. This will allow her to continue providing great benefit and value to her neighbors. With this investment, she hopes that her business will grow much more. All of this assistance will help improve her living conditions, thus enabling her to move forward and succeed with her family.


Maria Dolores is a member of the Communal Credit Enterprise of San Francisco de La Palma, one of the 110 member organizations that make up EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan and she hopes to continue growing on a personal and financial level. In addition, she will be an active participant in her local credit organization.

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Maria Dolores es una joven de 33 años de edad, quien vive con su familia en una comunidad llamada San Francisco de la Palmera, localizada en San Carlos, en la provincia de Alajuela. Esta comunidad rural presenta mucho potencial de desarrollo, ya que a través de las actividades agrícolas es que ha logrado desarrollar actividades conexas y de servicios en la comunidad, tales como el ganado de engorde y la oportunidad de pequeños comercios y microempresas entre otros.

Desde unos meses Maria Dolores inicio su negocio con una Tienda Bazar. El cual es muy beneficioso para la comunidad, ya que se vende toda clase de artículos que los vecinos del lugar necesitan a diario.

Actualmente Maria Dolores está solicitando un microcrédito de ¢500,000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de más mercancía para la tienda, para que continúe siendo de mucho provecho y utilidad para los vecinos.

Con esta inversión espera que su negocio crezca mucho mas. Todo esto ayudará a mejorar sus condiciones de vida y así poder seguir adelante y superarse como familia.

Maria Dolores es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal San Francisco de la Palmera, 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
  • 39
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,441,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Dolores to buy more merchandise for her bazaar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Sep 22, 2011
Listed
Sep 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013