Elizabeth and her family has worked making clothes for the last ten years. Her micro business has helped her in that her family’s living conditions have improved considerably. She says that being able to provide good service to people and meet their expectations are the basis of her business’ success.
She has had three previous loans through her communal group, called SACRIN. She currently needs a ¢700.000 (seven-hundred thousand) colones loan to buy building materials and supplies to expand her workshop, to buy a larger table to cut fabric and to pay labor costs.
Elizabeth is a member of the “San Cristóbal Norte (SACRIN) communal bank one of EDESA’s 110 member organizations in Costa Rica.
Desde hace diez años trabaja confeccionando ropa. Su microempresa ha ayudado a que la condición de vida de su familia haya mejorado considerablemente. Dice que el poder brindar un buen servicio a las personas y cumplir con sus exigencias, son la base del éxito del negocio.
Ella ha tenido tres créditos anteriormente a tráves de su grupo comunal, llamado SACRIN. Actualmente requiere un préstamo de ¢700.000 (setecientos mil colones) para comprar materiales de construcción para ampliar su taller de costura, comprar una mesa más grande para corte de telas y pagar mano de obra.
Elizabeth es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal San Cristóbal Norte (SACRIN), una de las 110 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.
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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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