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Jorge Marcial
Jorge, 53, lives with his family in the community of Turrialba in Cartago Province. The city of Cartago was founded in 1563 by the Spanish conquistador Juan Vázques de Coronado and it was the capital of Costa Rica until 1823 as well as the seat of the world’s first international court, the Corte de Cartago. It’s mountainous terrain is formed by two ranges: Central and Talamanca.

For the last few months Jorge has needed some sort of help with his means of transportation since he harvests and sells the fruit and vegetables he grows. Because of this, Jorge is asking for a 500,000.00 (five-hundred thousand colones) loan to buy spare parts and pay labor costs to repair his car because he wants his means of transportation to stop breaking down so that his sales can increase as well as his income for his and his family’s wellbeing.

Jorge is a member of “Creinsa” communal bank one of EDESA’s 150 social organizations in Costa Rica. This will be his 4th loan and he hopes with it to continue growing both personally and economically besides participating actively in his community’s credit organization.
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Jorge tiene 53 años y vive con su familia de edad y vive con su familia en la comunidad de Turrialba, en la provincia de Cartago. La Ciudad de Cartago fue fundada en 1563 por el conquistador español Juan Vázquez de Coronado, fungió como capital de Costa Rica hasta 1823 y fue sede de la primera corte internacional permanente de la historia mundial, la Corte de Cartago. Su relieve montañoso está formado por dos cordilleras: la Central y la cordillera de Talamanca.

Desde hace algunos meses Jorge necesita, que se les brinde algún tipo de ayuda con su medio de transporte ya que se dedica a cosechar, vender y distribuir; las frutas y hortalizas que produce.

Es por esto que Jorge está solicitando un crédito por el monto de 500,000.00 (quinientos mil colones), para la mano de obra y repuestos del arreglo de su automóvil, ya que lo que quiere es que su transporte no falle mas, puedan aumentar sus ventas y pueda de la misma manera incrementar sus ingresos para su bienestar y el de su familia.

Jorge es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de CREINSA, 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.

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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
  • 14
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 508.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jorge Marcial to repair his vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Feb 3, 2012
Listed
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2015