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Lucas works as a welder. Most of his customers are from his local community and his number of customers has increased because of his good service. He needs to buy a better welding machine with greater power, so he needs a loan of ¢1.040.000. Lucas says that his goal is to provide his services to other communities so that he can increase his income.
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Lucas se dedica a realizar trabajos de soldadura, la mayor parte de su clientela está en su comunidad, por su buen servicio ha aumentado sus clientes, necesita comprar una mejor máquina de soldar de mayor potencia, por esta razón necesita un crédito de un millón cuarenta mil colones (¢1.040.000), Lucas comenta que su objetivo es brindar sus
servcios a otras comunidades para aumentar sus ingrsos.

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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
  • 57
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,673,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.3
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,075 helped Lucas to buy a welding machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2015