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Wilson lives in a part of the country whose main activity is raising cattle; most of the local residents are dairy farmers. This is Wilson’s case; he’s in this occupation. He delivers a certain amount of milk to the local milk producers cooperative so he must constantly be renovating his cattle every time the reproductive cycle is complete. Wilson needs six-hundred thousand colones (¢600.000) to buy a cow and continue forward with this animal husbandry activity. His income depends on this occupation and it’s his family’s only source of income.
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Wilson vive en una zona del país donde la principal actividad es la ganadería, la mayoría de los habitantes del lugar son productores de leche, este es el caso de Wilson quien se dedica a este oficio, él entrega cierta cantidad de leche en la cooperativa de productores de leche de la localidad, por lo que debe estar renovando el ganado cada vez que este cumpla el ciclo de reproducción, Wilson necesita seiscientos mil colones (¢600.000) para comprar una vaca y seguir adelante con esta actividad ganadera, sus ingresos dependen de este oficio y es la única fuente económica familiar que tiene.

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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
  • 499.3
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Wilson to buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 6, 2014