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María Eugenia
Doña María Eugenia is a lady of 57 years old. She lives in Puntarenas and she has a big dream to achieve. Since she has great abilities in preparing delicious and varied foods,she stands out in her community for her skill.

She wants to start a coffee bar in her community and offer food service to the public. She is requesting eight hundred thousand colones to finance the equipment for the cafe and to finish building the space. She is very happy to have this great opportunity and to be useful to her family and community.
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Doña María Eugenia es una señora de 57 años de edad, ella vive en Puntarenas y tiene un gran sueño por lograr, pues tiene grandes habilidades para preparar deliciosas y variadas comidas, en su comunidad se destaca por esta destreza . Ella quiere poner una soda en su comunidad y ofrecer el servicio de comidas al público.
Solicita ochocientos mil colones (¢800.000) para financiar el equipo de soda y terminar de construir el local donde funcionará dicha soda.
Está muy feliz de poder contar con esta gran oportunidad y ser útil a su familia y a su comunidad.

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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
  • 38
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,441,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,625 helped María Eugenia to purchase equipment and finish building a cafe.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014