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Mariela Huertas is a hard-working woman. She needs 500,000 colones (Costa Rican currency) in order to purchase cement, block and ceramic. With this money she is going to expand her house to make it more comfortable and thus take care of needs in order to better her home. This loan is a great benefit for her and her family and she thanks Kiva for the opportunity that the organization offers for people with few economic means.
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Mariela Huertas es una mujer luchadora.Ella necesita de quinientos mil colones (₡500.000)para poder comprar cemento, block y ceramica. Con este dinero va a ampliar la casa para tener una mayor comodiad y asi resolver las necesidades de mejorar su vivienda. este prestamo es un gran beneficio para ella y su familia y le agradece a Kiva la oportunidad que le da a las personas de pocos recursos economicos.

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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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,502,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.9
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Mariela to purchase cement, block and ceramic.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014