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Carlos Luis
Carlos Luis is a young man of 21 years of age. He lives with his family in the community of Canalette, in the region of Upala, San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela. This province is the biggest producer in the country of coffee and cane sugar. It also produces staple crops (rice, beans, corn), fruit, vegetables, root vegetables, and greens, and it is one of the main livestock areas of the country, especially the canton of San Carlos. The province is also the home of the milk processing plans of the milk producing cooperative Leche Dos Pinos, which belongs to thousands of milk producers. What is more, in the area around the city of Alajuela, many businesses that manufacture for export have opened-up. Alajuela operates free trade zones in El Coyol, Saret, Montecillos, and Bet.
Since some time back, Carlos Luis has needed greater investment to meet the needs of his family and continue his business. He needs capital so that his business can thrive and the residents of his community can benefit. His project is unusual and interesting.
Currently, Carlos Luis is requesting a micro loan of $1,200 to buy and sell silkscreened t-shirts. He hopes that this will make his business grow as his goal is to be able to continue with his work and so to improve his quality of life and his home.
Carlos Luis is a member of the community bank Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Canalette, one of the 150 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his fourth loan and he hopes it will help him to grow personally and economically and to participate actively in the community bank.
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Carlos Luis es un joven de 21 años de edad, el cual vive con su familia, en la comunidad de Canalette, en la región de Upala, San Carlos en la provincia de Alajuela. Esta provincia 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, una de las principales zonas ganaderas del país especialmente a través de la producción del cantón de San Carlos. Además en la provincia se asientan las plantas procesadoras de leche de la Cooperativa de Productores de Leche Dos Pinos, propiedad de miles de productores de leche.
Además en la zona alrededor de la ciudad de Alajuela se ha asentado gran cantidad de empresas manufactureras de exportación. En Alajuela operan las zonas francas de El Coyol, Saret, Montecillos y Bet.

Desde hace varios días atrás Carlos Luis está necesitando una mayor inversión, para satisfacer las necesidades de su familia y para continuar su negocio, le hace falta lo principal para que su negocio surja y para que los vecinos de su comunidad se vean beneficiados. El proyecto le es algo poco común e interesante.

Actualmente Carlos Luis está solicitando un micro crédito de ¢600.000 (seiscientos mil colones) para compra y venta de camisetas serigrafiadas. Con esto el espera hacer crecer su negocio, ya que su meta es poder continuar con su trabajo donde pueda mejorar tanto su calidad de vida como la de su hogar.

Carlos Luis es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Canalette, una de las 150 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su cuarto préstamo y con él espera continuar creciendo a nivel personal y económico además de participar activamente en la organización de crédito en su comunidad.

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
  • 16
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Carlos Luis to buy and sell silkscreened t-shirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 24, 2012
Listed
Jan 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 19, 2013