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Jenny Cristina
Jenny Cristina is a 34 year old woman who lives with her husband and their two children, ages 10 and 11. They live in a small community called the Trinchera de Pital, which is in the Alajuela province. Their main business activities are livestock and agriculture. Growing pineapples stands out because they are mainly sold to international markets. For this reason the community has been developing and growing in the last few years. This has been generating a greater demand for products and services, which offers greater opportunities for work. Jenny has devoted herself to agriculture for several years. She distributes her product to most of the neighbors in her community. They are very satisfied with the quality.

Jenny Cristina is currently requesting a loan for 500,000 colones to plant yucca and pineapple. She will also buy fertilizers and agricultural chemicals. She will do this in order to get good quality harvests, to get ahead with all of the daily expenses, and to give her family a better quality of life. With this investment she hopes that her small business will grow, and that she will be able to take care of more customers and offer them better products at harvest time. All of this will help improve her living conditions.

Jenny Cristina is a member of Trinchera de Pital's "Empresa Comunal de Mujeres al Éxito" (Community Venture of Successful Women), one of EDESA's 150 member organizations in Costa Rica.

With this loan she hopes to continue growing on a personal and a financial level. She also hopes to actively participate in the loan organization in her community.
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Jenny Cristina es un señor de 34 años de edad quien vive con su esposa y dos hijos uno de diez y el otro de once años de edad, en una pequeña comunidad llamada la Trinchera de Pital localizada en la provincia de Alajuela; cuyas principales actividades productivas son la ganadería y la agricultura, donde destaca el cultivo de la pina; siendo estas comercializadas principalmente en los mercados internacionales. Por esta razón, el desarrollo de la comunidad ha venido creciendo en los últimos anos generando una mayor demanda de productos y servicios brindando mayores oportunidades de trabajo.

Desde hace varios años que Jenny Cristina se dedica a la agricultura. Ella reparte su producto a la mayoría de los vecinos de su comunidad, quienes se muestran muy satisfechos por la calidad.

Actualmente Jenny Cristina está solicitando un microcrédito de ₡500.000 (quinientos mil colones), para la siembra de yuca y piña, también para comprar abonos y agroquímicos, para asi obtener cosechas de buena calidad, salir adelante con todos los gastos diarios y darles una mejor calidad de vida a su familia.
Con esta inversión espera que su microempresa crezca más, para poder atender a mas clientes y ofrecerles mejores productos a la hora de la cosecha. Todo esto ayudara a mejorar sus condiciones de vida.

Jenny Cristina es socia de la Empresa Comunal de Mujeres al Éxito de la Trinchera de Pital, una de las 150 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Con este préstamo ella espera continuar 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
  • 38
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,168,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 511.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jenny Cristina to plant yucca and pineapple.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013