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Esperanza De Los Angeles
Esperanza is a 51 year old woman who lives with her family in a community called San Carlos, in the second largest province of Costa Rica, Alajuela. This is a zone that is number one in the national production of coffee and sugar cane. It also produces staple grains (rice, beans, corn), fruit, and vegetables including root vegetables and garden vegetables. Also located in this province, is the Juan Santamaría International Airport, which is the most important airport in the country.

For a few months now, Esperanza has needed some type of financing to buy seeds and cultivate suitable land for this type of product. With this activity, she will be able to earn more and improve her quality of life. For this reason, Esperanza is requesting a loan of 600,000 colones. She wants to buy seeds to grow bananas and fertilizers to obtain a good harvest.

Esperanza is a member of Empresa de Crédito Comunal de El Encanto de Pital (a community credit organization) and it is her first loan from the 150 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. She will continue growing on a personal level and economic, as well as actively participating in her community's credit organization.
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Esperanza es una señora adulta de 51 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 Esperanza necesita algún tipo de financiamiento para comprar semillas y cultivar en un terreno apto para este tipo de producto, ya que con esta actividad podría tener más ingresos y mejorar su calidad de vida.

Es por eso que Esperanza está solicitando un préstamo por el monto de ¢600,000.00 (seiscientos mil colones), esto para comprar semillas, lograr cultivar plátano, y comprar insumos como fertilizantes y abonos para lograr una buena cosecha.

Esperanza 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.

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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
  • 24
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,165,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 512.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Esperanza De Los Angeles to buy seeds and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Feb 10, 2012
Listed
Feb 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 24, 2013