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Yesenia is 35 years old and lives with her family in a community called San Carlos, in the second province of Costa Rica, Alajuela. The area holds first place nationally in coffee and sugar cane production. In addition the area produces staple food crops (rice, beans, corn), fruits, legumes, root vegetables and other garden produce. Additionally the Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, the country's most important airport, is located in this province.

Yesenia has needed a computer for several months since she is a single mother and it is difficult to get her children ahead without this technological tool. Thus she is seeking a loan in the amount of ¢400,000.00 (400 thousand colones) for the purchase of a computer in order to make it easier for her children to do their school work, in hopes that they may continue their studies and one day become great professionals.

Yesenia is a member of the communal bank "El Encanto de Pital" and this is her first loan, in one of the 150 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Yesenia tiene 35 años de edad y vive con su familia en una comunidad llamada San Carlos, en la segunda provincia de Costa Rica, Alajuela. En una zona donde se ocupa el primer lugar nacional en la producción de café y azúcar de caña. Produce además granos básicos (arroz, frijoles, maíz), frutas, legumbres, tubérculos y hortalizas. Y en esta provincia está ubicado el Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, el más importante del país.

Desde hace unos meses que Yesenia necesita un equipo de computo, ya que es madre soltera y se le dificulta sacar adelante a sus hijos, sin esta herramienta tecnológica.

Es por eso que ella está solicitando un préstamo por el monto de ¢400,000.00 (cuatrocientos mil colones), esto para la compra de un equipo de computo y asi facilitarles a sus hijos el hacer los trabajos y tareas, para que continúen con sus estudios y puedan llegar a ser grandes profesionales.

Yesenia es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de El Encanto de Pital y es su primer préstamo, en una de las 150 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.

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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

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,443,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Yesenia to purchase computer equipment for her children's education.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012