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José is a 40-year-old farmer who lives with his wife and children in the agricultural area of Costa Rica. He grows small coffee plants for transplanting, which he sells to other coffee farmers in the area. He needs to buy farm supplies to keep his crop healthy from fungus and disease, as well as fertilizer in order to get a good harvest. He is requesting a loan in the amount of 300,000 CRC to buy these products.
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José es un agricultor de 40 años de edad, vive con su esposa e hijos en una zona agrícola de Costa Rica, produce plantas pequeñas de café llamadas almácigo y las vende a otros cafetaleros de la zona. El necesita comprar insumos agrícolas para mantener su cultivo libre de hongos, plagas, y abonarlo periódicamente para que la cosecha sea buena, para esto necesita un crédito de trescientos mil colones (¢300.000) que usará para comprar estos productos.

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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
  • 47
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,682,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped José to buy farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015