This province has beautiful places with white sand, beaches, palm trees and exuberant national parks that protect tropical rain forests and coral reefs as well as hundreds of species of flora and fauna in danger of extinction.
The Tortuguero national park contains the largest protected rain forest and one can travel its canals and rivers, observe flora and fauna, witness sea turtles laying their eggs and have the opportunity of observing over 300 species of birds among which are the Green Macaw, the Great Curassow and Toucans. Important scientific investigations take place here and it has become a special point for scientific and ecological tourism.
For a few months now Damaris has wanted to have sufficient merchandise available to get ahead with her business and dedicate more time to it thus providing local residents with high quality items of clothing. With income earned in this business she will also provide her family with a better quality of life.
Because of this, Damaris is asking for a 596,000.00 (five-hundred ninety-six thousand colones) loan to buy merchandise, specifically more clothing to continue her street sales and to reach her goals.
Damaris is a member of the “Batán” communal bank one of EDESA’s 150 social organizations in Costa Rica. They are happy because results have been very good and the firm has helped many women to work in their various businesses.
Hace unos meses atrás Damaris desea tener suficiente mercadería para asi poder salir adelante con su negocio, dedicarle más tiempo, para asi brindarles a los vecinos de la comunidad prendas de calidad. Con el ingreso que obtenga de este negocio le dará también una mejor calidad de vida a su familia.
Es por esto que Damaris está solicitando un crédito por el monto de 596,000.00 (quinientos noventa y seis mil colones), para comprar mercadería, específicamente mas ropa, para asi continuar haciendo sus ventas ambulantes y llegar a alcanzar sus metas.
Damaris es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Batán, una de las 150 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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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.
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