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Tito De Jesus
Tito is a 22-year-old gentleman who lives with his family in a community called el Upala de San Carlos, in Alajuela province. In Alajuela, there are five national parks, one national wild animal reserve, five protected areas and several forest reserves. The Juan Santamaría Museum, which exhibits locally-produced handicrafts, is also located in this province. This is the country's top coffee and sugarcane producing area.

Tito de Jesús has owned his farming business for several years. He owns the estate his parents passed on to him but he lacks what he needs to boost his business and benefit the neighbors in his community. He says that this current project interests him a lot.

Tito de Jesús is requesting a micro loan for 250,000 colones to buy passion fruit seeds. He hopes that this will enable him to grow his business and improve both his own quality of life and that of his family.

Tito de Jesús is a member of the 'Delirio' Community Loan Company, one of EDESA's 110 member organizations in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan and, with it, he hopes to continue growing both on a personal and financial level. He also hopes to participate actively in his community's loan organization.
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Tito es un señor de 22 años de edad, el cual vive con su familia, 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 Tito de Jesús 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 Tito de Jesús está solicitando un micro crédito de ¢250.000 (doscientos cincuenta 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.

Tito de Jesús 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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $3,979,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Tito De Jesus to sow passion fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 2, 2011
Listed
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 19, 2013