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Olivia is a hardworking woman who has a small chicken farm. She cares for several chickens and then sells them in the city. Currently, her chicken sales are not sufficient to pay for the needs of her family. For this reason, she is asking for one million colons to buy materials to expand her coop and also buy more chickens for her to care for and sell.

In this way, she will be able to have more income and give her family a better quality of life.
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Olivia es una señora muy trabajadora. ella tiene una pollería muy pequeña con la cual alimenta a varios pollos y los vende en la comunidad. actualmente la venta de los pollos no les está alcanzado para poder dar el sustento a su familia, por lo que ella solicita un préstamo de un millón de colones (1.000.000) para comprar materiales para hacer mas grande la pollería y comprar mas pollos para alimentarlos y venderlos a la comunidad. Con esto va a poder tener mas ingresos y darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia la cual depende de este ingreso.

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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 Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Olivia buy materials to expand her chicken coop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2015