It is for the purchase of these supplies and seeds for these grains that he is applying for a loan of one million colones (¢1.000.000). Jorge depends on this business to support his family. He claims that with this financing, he will get ahead economically.
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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.
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