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Miriam Ines
Miriam is 38 years old and lives with her family in the beautiful province of Limon which has great cultural diversity: it has a predominantly black population and important features of the indigenous Costa Rican culture. The Afro-Caribbeans, Whites and Chinese - each group infuses the area with its own style. This province has beautiful white sandy places, beaches and palm trees as well as lush national parks to protect tropical rainforests and coral reefs and hundreds of species of fauna and flora in danger of extinction.

The national park Tortuguero contains the largest example of protected tropical rainforest and here you can tour its canals and rivers, observe the flora and fauna, see the nesting sea turtles and have the opportunity of observing more than 300 species of birds among which number the great green macaw, the pavon and the toucan. Important scientific investigations are carried out in this area and it has become a special place of interest for scientific and ecological tourism.

A few months ago the Empresa asked for some help with its technical equipment so as to work more efficiently.

This is why Miriam is asking for a loan for the amount of 400,000.00 (four hundred thousand colones) to purchase a complete computer system for the Empresa and thus be able to produce the reports and carry out the accounting needed for this organisation.

Miriam is a member of the communal bank la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Batán, one of the 110 member organisations of EDESA in Costa Rica. And they are very happy as the results have been very positive and the Empresa has helped many women to work in their various businesses.
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Miriam tiene 38 años y vive con su familia en la maravillosa provincia de Limón la cual marca una gran diversidad cultural: con una población predominantemente negra y con importantes rasgos de la cultura indígena costarricense, la afro caribeña, blancos y chinos, cada grupo le aporta a la zona su estilo propio. Esta provincia tiene hermosas lugares con arenas blancas, playas y palmeras y exuberantes parques nacionales que protegen bosques húmedos tropicales y arrecifes de coral, así como centenares de especies de flora y de fauna en vías de extinción. El parque nacional Tortuguero, contiene la muestra más grande de bosque húmedo tropical protegido y aquí usted podrá recorrer sus canales y ríos, observar la flora y la fauna, apreciar el desove de las tortugas marinas y tener la oportunidad de observar a más de 300 especies de aves dentro de las que se encuentra la lapa verde, el pavón y los tucanes. En esta zona se llevan a cabo importantes investigaciones científicas y se ha convertido en un punto especial para el turismo científico y ecológico.

Desde hace unos meses atrás la Empresa pide que se les brinde algún tipo de ayuda con su equipo tecnológico, para asi hacer más eficiente el trabajo.

Es por esto que Miriam está solicitando un crédito por el monto de 400,000.00 (cuatrocientos mil colones), para obtener un equipo de computo completo para la Empresa y asi poder hacer los informes y llevar la contabilidad de dicha organización.

Miriam es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Batán, una de las 110 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Y están felices porque los resultados han sido muy buenos y la Empresa ha ayudado a muchas mujeres a trabajar en sus diferentes negocios.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,059,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 509.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Miriam Ines to install a computer system in the EMPRESA.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 13, 2011
Listed
Oct 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 18, 2013