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Ilse lives in San Carlos, Costa Rica, and is the mother of three children. She owns a grocery store, which is her family's sole source of income. She needs to stock it as she has little merchandise to offer her customers. She is requesting a loan for 1,035,000 colones to buy more items and provide better service to the community. She says that thanks to the loan she will meet her goal and improve her and her family's circumstances. She feels she will achieve this with the help of the lenders.
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Me llamo Ilse vivo en San Carlos, Costa Rica, soy madre de tres niños, tengo un abastecedor (tienda de abarrotes) el cual es la única fuente de ingreso en mi familia, necesito surtirlo ya que tengo poca mercadería que ofrecer a mis clientes, estoy solicitando un millón treinta y cinco mil colones (¢1.035.0000) para comprar más productos y brindar un mejor servicio a la comunidad, gracias a este proyecto de crédito local lograré mi meta y mejoraré la calidad de vida propia y de mis hijos, ¡se que lo alcanzaré, si ustedes me ayudan!

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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
  • 37
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,443,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,100 helped Ilse to buy merchandise for her grocery store.
89% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: