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Ulises Gerardo Del Carmen
Ulises is 46 years old and lives with his family in the community of San Carlos in the province of Alajuela. This rural community exhibits a lot of potential for development since there are already a lot of agricultural activities because it has a hot climate. The climate permits the production of certain fruits that grow with greater strength such as mangos, melons, and other fruits native to the area. This has encouraged the development of other connected activities and services in the community, such as the fattening of cattle and the opportunities for small businesses and micro-enterprizes among other things. The area is characterized by its national parks and its extensive variety of flora and fauna.

Ulises has dedicated himself to the cultivation of pineapples for many years. His family has given him support and help. Neighbors have shown satisfaction with the harvest and have benefited, many of them by obtaining work, which has permitted them to have more financial income that allows them to offer their families a better quality of life.

Ulises is soliciting the amount of 1,000,000.00 (one million Costa Rican colones) in order to give assistance and management to his pineapple plantation through agrochemicals, fertilizer, and hired hands to help with the harvesting of this product.

Ulises is a member of the "Empresa de Credito Comunal de Los Angeles de Pital S.A." This will be his first loan, and he is therefore very grateful
for the opportunities for credit access that this offers him and that will enable him to carry out his life's projects.
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Ulises es un señor de 46 años de edad y vive con su familia en la comunidad de San Carlos, en la provincia de Alajuela. Esta comunidad rural presenta mucho potencial de desarrollo, ya que a través de las actividades agrícolas ya que tiene un clima caliente, lo que permite la producción de ciertas frutas que se desarrollan con más fuerza en este tipo de clima asi como la siembra de mango, el melón y otros propios de la zona, es que ha logrado desarrollar actividades conexas y de servicios en la comunidad, tales como el ganado de engorde y la oportunidad de pequeños comercios y microempresas entre otros. Localidad que se caracteriza por sus parques nacionales, su extensa variedad en la flora y en la fauna.

Desde hace algunos años Ulises se dedica a la siembra de piña. Se ha visto apoyado y ayudado por su familia. Los vecinos de la comunidad se han mostrado satisfechos con la cosecha y se han beneficiado, muchos de ellos con la obtención de trabajo, el cual les ha permitido tener más ingresos económicos para el brindarles a sus familias una mejor calidad de vida.

Ulises está solicitando el monto de 1, 000,000.00 (Un millón de colones), para darle asistencia y mantenimiento a su plantación de piña por medio de agroquímicos, abono y mano de obra de los demás colaboradores de la siembra de este producto.

Ulises es miembro de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Los Ángeles de Pital S.A, este será su primer 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 Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 509.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,975 helped Ulises Gerardo Del Carmen to pay for agrochemicals, fertilizer, and hired hands to help with the harvesting of pineapples.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013