Tortuguero National Park displays the largest example of protected tropical rainforest, where you can travel down rivers and canals, observe plants and animals, witness marine turtles laying their eggs and have the opportunity to watch more than 300 species of bird, including green macaws and toucans. This area has been the focus of important scientific investigations and has become a popular destination for scientific and ecological tourism.
For a few months now, Telma has been hoping to have enough merchandise to be able to progress her business, to dedicate more time and to provide the neighbours of her community with quality clothing. With the income she makes from this business, she is able to give her family a better quality of life.
For this reason, Telma is asking for a loan of 596,000 colones to buy merchandise, particularly clothes and shoes, so she can continue selling on her stall and achieve her goals.
Telma is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Batán (the Communal Credit Company of Batán), one of the 150 member organisations of EDESA in Costa Rica. They are happy to have already had many positive results and to have helped many women in their different lines of work.
Hace unos meses Telma 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 Telma está solicitando un crédito por el monto de 596,000.00 (quinientos noventa y seis mil colones), para comprar mercadería, específicamente ropa y zapatos, para asi continuar haciendo sus ventas ambulantes y llegar a alcanzar sus metas.
Telma es socia 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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