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Sonia is a single mother who has fought for her whole life to be able to give her family a better quality of life. She has moved forward with her children in spite of being alone. She was able to start building a home for her family.

She needs to purchase construction supplies such as cement, ceramic tiles, and others to finish her home, so she is requesting a loan of 550 colones to finish the construction so that she can have a home filled with happiness.
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Doña Sonia es una madre soltera, ella ha luchado toda su vida para darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia. ella ha salido adelante a con su hijos a pesar de estar sola. asi logró empezar a construir el hogar de su familia. ella necesita comprar materiales de construcción como cemento, cerámica entre otras para terminar su casa, por lo que necesitaría un préstamo de quinientos cincuenta mil colones (550.000) para terminar la construcción y así poder tener un hogar lleno de felicidad.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,100 helped Sonia to purchase construction materials.
64% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: