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Don Ananías, age 58, is a farmer with many years of experience. Every year, he is concerned about obtaining an abundant harvest that is of good quality. For this reason, he makes sure that his land is well-fertilized and that he has all the farming supplies that he needs to accomplish this.

Planting is taking place at the moment, so he is need of supplies. For this reason, he is requesting a loan of 600,000 CRC so that he can buy supplies such as compost, pesticides, herbicides, and other items.

Ananías lives with his wife and two children, who help him with any of the duties that need to be performed. They reside in San Cristóbal, a rural area that is part of the city of San José. Most of the people who live there are coffee farmers.

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Don Ananías tiene 58 años de edad, es un agricultor con muchos años de experiencia, se preocupa porque la cosecha de café que recoge cada año sea de buena calidad y abundante, por eso abona bien la tierra y le proporciona todos los insumos agrícolas necesarios para lograrlo.
La siembra que está realizando actualmente necesita de esos insumos por lo que está solicitando un crédito de seiscientos mil colones (¢600.000)para comprar dichos productos como abono, plaguicida, insecticida entre otros.
El vive con su esposa y dos hijos, quienes lo apoyan en esta y cualquier otra labor emprendedora que él realice.
Vive en San Cristóbal que es un pueblo rural perteneciente a la ciudad de San José, ahí la mayoría de personas se dedican a la siembra del café .

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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
  • 498.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Ananías to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013