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Carmen Lidia
Carmen is 42 and lives with her family in the community of San Carlos, in the Costa Rican province of Alajuela. She lives in an area that occupies the first place nationally in the production of coffee and sugar cane. The area also produces basic grains (rice, beans, corn), fruits, legumes, tubers and vegetables. The Juan Santamaría International Airport, the most important of the country, is also located in this province.

For several months Carmen has needed new computer equipment to facilitate her children's upbringing. For this reason, Carmen is requesting a loan of $1200 (597000 CRC) to purchase computer equipment that her children can use to do their schoolwork. This will allow them to continue their studies and become professionals.

Carmen is a member of the Community Credit Corporation of El Encanto de Pital and it is her first loan through one of the 150 branches of Kiva partner EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Carmen tiene 42 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 Carmen necesita un equipo de computo, ya que se le dificulta sacar adelante a sus hijos.
Es por eso que Carmen está solicitando un préstamo por el monto de ¢597,000.00 (quinientos noventa y siete mil colones), esto para la compra de un equipo de computo y asi facilitarles a sus hijos y a ella el hacer sus trabajos, para que continúen con sus estudios y puedan llegar a ser grandes profesionales.
Carmen 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

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,367,000
    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 Carmen Lidia to buy a computer and furniture.
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