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Maria Angela
Maria Angela lives with her family in a community called San Carlos, in the second province of Costa Rica, Alajuela. This area produces the highest production of coffee and sugar cane in the country. Furthermore, it produces basic grains (rice, beans and corn), fruit, vegetables, tubers and vegetables. The most important airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, is located in this province.

For some months Maria Angela has needed a photocopier, and it is difficult to manage supporting her children without this technological tool.

This is why she is asking for a loan in the amount of 597,000 colones, for the purchase of a photocopier in order to print copies to meet the needs of her customers and to do the work and requests so the customers continue receiving good service, and they can function as a professional service.

Maria Angela is a member of the community bank Empresa de Crédito Comunal de 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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Maria Angela 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 Maria Angela necesita una fotocopiadora, ya que 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 ¢597,000.00 quinientos noventa y siete mil colones), esto para la compra de esta fotocopiadora para su imprenta y asi facilitarles a sus clientes el hacer los trabajos y tareas, para que continúen recibiendo un buen servicio y puedan llegar a ser grandes profesionales.

Maria Angela 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.

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
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,106,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Maria Angela to buy a photocopier.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 23, 2011
Listed
Dec 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 19, 2013