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Dionisio is a 43-year-old man who lives with his family in a community in the southern zone of Costa Rica, located in Concepción de Pilas, Puntarenas. The local economy is based on agriculture, mainly livestock and the harvesting of tubers, coffee, corn, and beans.
Dionisio is requesting a loan of ₡1,000,000 (one million colones) for the purchase of ñampí [a tuber] seeds and insecticides. He will also use the loan to pay labourers, as he needs help with production and maintenance (applying fertilizer and fungicides to protect the crops). Through his vigilant care of his developing crops, he will be able to offer quality products to his customers and reach his sales goal. Furthermore, he will be able to meet his obligations and payments in order to get his family ahead.
Dionisio is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal denla Danta S.A, one of the 150 community credit enterprises in Costa Rica.
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Dionisio es un hombre de 43 años de edad y vive con su familia, en una comunidad de la zona Sur de Costa Rica, ubicada en Concepción de Pilas, Puntarenas. La economía local está basada en actividades agropecuarias, donde destaca la siembra de tubérculos, café, maíz, frijoles y ganadería.

Dionisio está solicitando un préstamo de ₡ (un millón de colones), para la compra de semilla de ñampí, insecticidas y mano de obra, ya que requiere de ayuda en el proceso de la producción y de mantenimiento por medio de abono y fungicidas para proteger el cultivo. Con el cuido preciso en el proceso de desarrollo brindara productos de calidad a sus clientes, alcanzara la meta de venta que se ha propuesto. Y además dará a abasto con todas sus obligaciones y pagos para así sacar adelante a su familia.

Dionisio es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal denla 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
  • 57
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.8
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
A loan of $2,025 helped Dionisio to buy ñampi seeds and agricultural supplies.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 20, 2012
May 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 4, 2012