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Elizabeth
Elizabeth is a 40 year old woman. She lives in a rural community in Costa Rica located 45 kilometers south of San José called San Cristóbal Norte. San Cristóbal is a somewhat mountainous zone where activities like commerce, growing vegetables, coffee and others, animal husbandry and many other activities take place.

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.
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Elizabeth es una señora de 40 años de edad, vive en una comunidad rural de Costa Rica situada 45 kilómetros al sur de San José llamada San Cristóbal Norte. San Cristóbal es una zona un poco montañosa donde se desarrollan actividades como el comercio, agricultura de hortalizas, café y otros, artesanía, ganadería y muchas otras actividades. Elizabeth con su familia.

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.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,438,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,400 helped Elizabeth to buy building materials, a cutting table and to pay labor costs.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2012
Listed
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 28, 2015