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Oscar, 29, works in agriculture. He’s married and lives with his wife and baby in a community in south Costa Rica located in Concepción de Pilas, Puntarenas. The local economy is based on agriculture and animal husbandry where growing tubers, coffee, corn, beans and cattle raising stand out.

Oscar is asking for an 800,000 (¢800.000) colones loan to buy corn and bean seeds, manure, insecticide and fungicide to provide crop maintenance and protect it during the growing process so that he can provide quality products for his customers. Family income depends on this activity so he strives to do it in the best way possible. Oscar is a member of the “La Danta, S.A.” communal bank one of the 150 communal credit firms in Costa Rica.
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Oscar es un hombre de 29 años de edad, agricultor , casado, vive con su esposa y su bebe 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.
Oscar está solicitando un préstamo de ochocientos mil colones (¢800.000) para comprar semilla de maíz y frijoles, abonos, insecticidas y fungicidas para darle mantenimiento a su siembra, protegerla durante su desarrollo y de esta manera brindar productos de calidad a sus clientes, el ingreso económico familiar depende de esta actividad, por lo tanto se esfuerza en realizarla de la mejor manera.
Oscar es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de La Danta S.A, que es 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
  • 498.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,625 helped Oscar to buy corn and bean seeds as well as farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013