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Sonia is the mother of two children. She works out of her home in the profession of dressmaking. She makes clothing and sells it at the local market. With this income, she covers the expenses of her household and supports her family. Her work has been very well-received by her neighbors, who buy her products. Sonia would like to enter into the market in other cities which are farther away from the place where she lives. For this, she is requesting four hundred thousand colones (¢400,000), and with this loan she will buy fabrics, accessories, and a better sewing machine. In this way she will increase her customer base and ultimately her income.
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Sonia es madre de dos hijos, ella trabaja desde su casa en el oficio de costura, confecciona prendas de vestir y las vende en el mercado local , con estos ingresos solventa los gastos de su hogar y sostiene a su familia. Su trabajo ha sido muy acogido por sus vecinas quienes adquieren sus productos, Sonia quiere abrir mercado en otras ciudades aledañas a la localidad donde vive, para ello solicita cuatrocientos mil colones
¢400.000)con este préstamo comprará telas, accesorios, y una mejor máquina de coser, de esta manera aumentará su clientela y por ende sus ingresos .

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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
  • 36
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,443,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Sonia to buy a sewing machine to make clothing, and to buy tailoring supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013