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Amable
Amable is 75 years old and lives in a community named Desamparados in the province of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. This area has a wide range of hotels and offers tourists museums, restaurants, parks, volcanoes, conference centers, modern shopping centers, cinemas, theaters, galleries and a varied nightlife. Among the cultural attractions is the National Theatre, located in the Plaza de la Cultura and opened in 1897, the Gold Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and the Museum of Children. Some of the most famous festivals and celebrations in the province of San José are the festivities at the beginning and end of each year, such as the Festival of Light in December and the national orchid exhibition in March.

For a few months now, Amable has wanted to make some changes in her home. She has been struggling to do this, because she does not earn a sufficient income and wants to provide a better quality of life for her family.

This is why Amable is seeking a loan in the amount of 300,000.00 (three hundred thousand colones) to purchase building materials to repair the floor of her house, replace it with ceramic tiles to give it a better appearance, and reduce and improve the work at home.

Amable is a member of the communal bank 'Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Rincón Grande S.A', and this will be her sixth loan. She is grateful for the opportunities she has been given to access credit, which help her achieve her life plans.
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Amable tiene 75 años de edad y vive en una comunidad llamada desamparados, en la provincia de San Jose, capital de Costa Rica. En esta zona cuenta con una amplia gama de hoteles y le ofrece al turista museos, restaurantes, parques, volcanes centros de conferencias, modernos centros comerciales, cines, teatros, galerías y mucha y variada diversión nocturna. Dentro de las principales atracciones culturales se encuentra el Teatro Nacional, situado en la Plaza de la Cultura e inaugurado en 1897, el Museo del Oro, el Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo y el Museo de los Niños. Algunas de las más famosas fiestas y celebraciones de la provincia de San José son las fiestas populares de fin y principio de cada año, el Festival de La Luz, en el mes de diciembre y la exposición nacional de orquídeas, en el mes de marzo.

Amable desde hace unos meses tiene el deseo de hacer unos cambios en su hogar. Ya que se le dificulta, porque no tiene suficientes ingresos económicos y quiere brindarle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia.

Es por esto que Amable está solicitando el monto de 300,000.00 (trescientos mil colones), para la compra de materiales de construcción para poder arreglar el piso de su casa, cambiarlo por cerámica para darle un mejor aspecto, disminuir y mejorar su trabajo en el hogar.

Amable es miembro de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Rincón Grande S.A, este será su sexto préstamo razón por la cual está muy agradecida por las oportunidades de acceso al crédito que esta le brinda y poder llevar a cabo sus proyectos de vida.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Costa Rica

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 56
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,320,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.1
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Amable purchase ceramic tiles for her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 13, 2012
Listed
Feb 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 22, 2013