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Sandra is the mother of three children who are students in primary and secondary school. She wants to contribute to the family income, as the expenses are very great. She buys cattle for breeding and to get calves of greater quality, then she fattens them and sells them at cattle markets.

Sandra is applying for a loan of 1,000,000 colons, so that she can buy cattle to raise, and carry out this whole process.

She is grateful for the opportunity to obtain credit through the Community Credit Enterprises.
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Sandra es madre de tres hijos estudiantes de primaria y secundaria, quiere aportar ingresos a la familia ya que los gastos son muy grandes, ella se dedica a la compra de ganado para reprodución y obtener crías de mayor calidad, luego lo pasa al proceso de engorde y lo vende en las ferias ganaderas. Sandra está solicitando un crédito de un millón de colones exactos (¢1.000.000)para comprar ganado de crianza y realizar todo este proceso. Ella agradece la oportunidad de crédito por medio de las empresas de apoyo comunal.

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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
  • 57
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,025 helped Sandra to buy cattle for breeding.
92% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: