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Diego is a 23-year-old gentleman who lives with his family in a community called La Danta, which is located in Concepción de Pilas, Puntarenas, in the southern part of Costa Rica. The local economy is based on agricultural activities, such as livestock breeding and the cultivation of crops such as tubers, coffee, corn, and beans.

Diego is requesting a loan of 600,000 CRC so that he can plant beans and maintain his crop. In order to do this, he will buy compost and fungicides to protect his crops from pests and fungi that could affect them as they develop and impact production. Thanks to his loan, Diego will be able to continue developing his business and producing crops. His work enables him to support his family.

Like many other farmers in the area, Diego is a member of the Communal Credit Enterprise of La Danta, S.A., one of the 150 Communal Bank throughout Costa Rica.

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Diego es un hombre de 23 años de edad y vive con su familia, en una comunidad de la zona Sur de Costa Rica, ubicada en Concepción de Pilas, Puntarenas llamada La Danta. La economía local está basada en actividades agropecuarias, donde destaca la siembra de tubérculos, café, maíz, frijoles y ganadería.

Diego está solicitando un préstamo de ₡600.000 (seiscientos mil colones), para la cosecha de frijol y darle mantenimiento a su siembra por medio de abono y fungicidas para proteger sus cultivos de plagas y hongos que puedan afectar la producción mientras se desarrolla, gracias a este préstamo podrá seguir desarrollando esta actividad y sembrando estos productos pues esta labor es precisamente la que le permite llevar el sustento a su familia.

El es socio como muchos otros agricultores de la zona de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de la Danta S.A, una de las 150 empresas de crédito comunal de 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
  • 48
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.8
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Diego to buy seeds and farming supplies for planting beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013