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Maria Isabel
María Isabel, aged 36, lives with her family in a community called San Carlos and located in Alajuela, the second province of Costa Rica. This area is the main coffee and sugar cane producer in Costa Rica, and produces also staple grains (rice, beans and corn), fruit, pulses, tubers and vegetables. In addition, the province hosts the International Juan Santamaría Airport, the most important in the country.

For several months María Isabel has needed financial support to pay tuition fees for her daughter who studies at the university to become a great professor of religion and be responsible for teaching the principles to the future students. This is why María Isabel applies for a loan of 500,000 colones to pay the registration fees and buy a few books that her daughter needs for her studies and so can pursue her academic career and become a great professional.

María Isabel is a member of the Communal Credit Company of El Encanto de Pital, one of the 150 partner organizations of the microfinance institution EDESA in Costa Rica. This is her first loan and it will help her to grow both personally and economically. She wants to be an active partner in the credit organization of her community.
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Maria Isabel tiene 36 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 Maria Isabel necesita una ayuda con los gastos académicos universitarios de su hija, la cual está estudiando y se está preparando para ser una gran profesora de religión y sera la encargada de llevar los principios a los estudiantes de la institucion donde este.

Es por eso que Maria Isabel está solicitando un préstamo por el monto de ¢500,000.00 (quinientos mil colones), esto para el pago de la matricula y la compra de algunos libros para que su hija pueda continuar con su carrera universitaria, asi se le facilite hacer sus trabajos y puedan llegar a ser una gran profesional.
Maria Isabel 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. Continuara 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
  • 6
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $3,980,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.1
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Isabel to settle her daughter's tuition fees at the university.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Feb 10, 2012
Listed
Feb 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 21, 2013