Also, the province is the site of the milk processing plants for the Cooperativa de Productores de Leche Dos Pinos, which belongs to thousands of milk producers. Additionally, in the area around the city of Alajuela a great number of businesses that manufacture for export have been established. In Alajuela the free zones operates in El Coyol, Saret, Montecillos, and Bet.
Miriam has been farming for some time. She buys and sells livestock for two reasons. This means that she buys the animals at a low weight, and then she feeds them until they gain enough weight to sell them. Also, she buys livestock at their ideal rate and resells the cattle at the livestock fairs in the zone.
Miriam is requesting a small loan for one million and fifty thousand colones in order to continue with this project. With the loan she hopes to continue growing in her business. At the same time she hopes to improve her quality of life and that of her family.
Miriam is a member the Canalette communal bank, one of the 110 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan, and with it she hopes to continue growing on a personal and financial level. She also plans to actively participate in loan organization in her community.
Desde hace algún tiempo se dedica a la ganadería, su proyecto es la compra y venta de ganado de doble propósito, esto significa que compra los animales con bajo peso y los alimenta hasta que alcancen el peso suficiente para venderlos, e igualmente compra ganado con el peso ideal y lo revende en las ferias ganaderas de la zona.
Actualmente Miriam está solicitando un micro crédito de un millón cincuenta mil colones (¢1.050.000) para continuar con este proyecto, con esto ella espera seguir creciendo en su negocio y a la vez mejorar tanto su calidad de vida como la de su familia.
Miriam es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Canalette, una de las 110 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su primer préstamo y con él espera continuar creciendo a nivel personal y económico además de participar activamente en la organización de crédito en su comunidad.
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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.
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