She currently needs to increase her income which is why she needs a loan of 1 million colones (Costa Rican currency) in order to purchase a sewing machine and materials and in that way contract another person who would help her do more tailoring and be able to have more income, in order to have a better quality of life.
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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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