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Don Rafael is a hard-working man. He raises cattle for sale, but the heavy rains in this region make maintenance work difficult. He is applying for a 900,000-colones loan that he will use to buy a quadcycle, a motorized vehicle that is the most practical means of carting supplies around his farm to feed and maintain his herd. He wants to grow his business so that he can continue supporting his family.
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Don Rafael es un señor muy trabajar, el tiene una finca con vacas, pero actualmente se le complica el poder atender de manera correcta a los animales. En la zona la lluvia no permite que se pueda usar otro medio de transporte que no sea el cuadraciclo, por lo que el solicita un préstamo de novecientos mil colones (900.000) para comprar un cuadraciclo y poder llevar la materia prima a la finca. El espera poder tener mas facilidades y así seguir ayudando a su familia.

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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.


About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,438,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,825 helped Rafael to buy a vehicle for livestock maintenance.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 6, 2014
Dec 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2015