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Pedro
Pedro lives in a community called Osa, which is located in Caña Blancal, in Puntarenas province. This community is known for being in a rural area which receives a lot of visitors to its beaches. The main business activities in this area are tourism and agriculture.

Pedro says that he has thought about how beneficial it would be for his community to have a vegetable supplier because his neighbors do not have any businesses nearby that supply them with these essential products. He also says that this business will help him to make progress in life and improve his personal financial situation as he believes it to be a promising project. He adds that he has the support of his community in carrying out this business activity.

Pedro is currently requesting a micro loan for 1,050,000 colones so that he can buy vegetables to sell in neighboring communities.

Pedro is a member of the Caña Blancal community loan company, one of 110 organizations associated with EDESA in Costa Rica. He hopes to use this loan to grow further on both a personal and financial level. He also points out that, thanks to this type of organization who provide loans, he will be able to spend more time engaged in productive activities.
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Pedro es un ciudadano que vive en una comunidad llamada Osa, localizada en Caña Blancal esto en la provincia de Puntarenas. Está comunidad se destaca por ser una zona rural muy visitada por sus playas. Sus principales actividades económicas son las turísticas y agropecuarias.

Dice que ha pensado en lo beneficioso que sería para la comunidad tener un proveedor de verduras y legumbres ya que los vecinos no tienen cerca negocios que los suplan de estos productos de consumo diario.

Además manifiesta don Pedro que con este negocio él saldría adelante y mejoraría la situación
económica personal, ya que considera que el proyecto es prometedor, agrega que cuenta con el apoyo de la comunidad para realizar esta labor.

Lo que en estos momentos solicita don Pedro es un micro crédito de un millón cincuenta mil colones (1.050.000) para comprar y vender verduras en las comunidades aledañas.

Don Pedro es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Caña Blancal, una de las 110 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Con este préstamo se espera crecer más a nivel personal y económico. También destaca que gracias a este tipo de organizaciones y medios facilitadores de crédito puede dedicar más tiempo a las actividades productivas.

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
  • 38
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,438,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 509.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,075 helped Pedro to buy vegetables to sell in his community.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 22, 2012
Listed
Mar 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 20, 2015