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Doris
Doris is 37 years old and lives in San Cristóbal Norte, Costa Rica, which is a rural community located 45 kilometers South of San José. This is a rather mountanous area where there is commercial activity, agriculture (vegetables, coffee, and other crops), craftmanship, ranching, and many other activities.

Doris has a small variety store. She sells all sorts of products related to her business and has received a very favorable response from her neighbors. Her micro company has helped her family's living conditions change little by little. That is why she wants to expand and further supply her business. Even though she is just starting out in this business she feels that she can make it grow.

She currently requires a 500.000 colon loan to purchase merchandise, since she started her business only three months ago. This activity allows her to contribute to covering the family's basic expenses as well as her own. Her desire is to make her company bigger and to increase her customer base.

Doris is a member of the community bank San Cristóbal Norte (SACRIN), one of EDESA's 110 partner organizations in Costa Rica.
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Doris tiene 37 años de edad, vive en una comunidad rural de Costa Rica situada 45 kilómetros al sur de San José llamada San Cristóbal Norte. Esta 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.

Doris Tiene un pequeño bazar, ella vende toda clase de artículos relacionados con su negocio y ha tenido muy buena acogida por sus vecinos. Su microempresa ha ayudado a que la condición de vida de su familia esté cambiando poco a poco, por eso quiere crecer y surtirlo más aunque está comenzando en este negocio siente que puede lograr hacerlo crecer.

Actualmente requiere un préstamo de ¢500.000 (quinientos mil colones) para comprar mercadería ya que hace apenas 3 meses inicio su negocio. Con esta actividad ella colabora con los gastos básicos de la familia y los suyos propios, su deseo es llegar a hacer grande su empresa y aumentar su clientela.
Doris es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal San Cristóbal Norte (SACRIN), una de las 110 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.

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
  • 37
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,443,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.8
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $1,025 helped Doris to purchase merchandise to supply her variety store.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2012
Listed
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Jun 3, 2012