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Update on Rafael

Rafael is a determined gentleman who has helped his family move forward. He intends to provide better service to the people of his town by purchasing groceries for his store. It should be noted that there is no one else in town who sells these products.

Rafael wants to obtain a loan of 700,000 CRC so that he can provide a better quality of life for his family.

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Rafael es un hombre luchador que ha sacado su familia adelante. pretende dar un mejor servicio al pueblo con la compra de abarrotes para su pulperia, esto debido a que en el pueblo nadie vende estos productos.
El desea obtener un prestado de setecientos mil colones (¢700.000) y con esto poder sarle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

Previous Loan Details

Rafa S. R. is known as a very enterprising person. He lives in La Fuente, in Cartago. Rafa has worked all his life as a laborer for an agroindustrial company. However, thanks to his effort and the development of his leadership skills, he got a promotion at work and now he manages a team of s... More from Rafael's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 498.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,425 helped Rafael to buy groceries to stock his store.
86% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: