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Aida M. L. wants to start her own home business, a greengrocer’s. She is 29 years old and lives in Santa Fe de Alajuela, a rural community which is especially known for its proximity to Costa Rica’s northern border.

Aida needs to repair her house’s front roof since she is planning to start selling fruits and vegetables and thus start her own business. This is why she needs a 603,000 CRC loan to purchase construction materials.

She is a member of the Santa Fe Communal Credit Company, one of EDESA’s 100 member organisations in Costa Rica.
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Aida M. L. desea empezar su propio negocio en su casa, una verdulería.
Ella tiene 29 años y vive en Santa Fe de Alajuela , una comunidad rural conocida especialmente con su cercanía con la frontera norte del país.
Doña Aida necesita arreglar el techo frontal de su casa ya que tiene el plan de empezar a vender frutas y verduras y así arrancar su propio negocio. Para ello necesita un préstamo de ₡603 000 (seiscientos tres mil colones) para la compra de materiales de construcción.
Ellas es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Santa Fe, una de las 100 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.

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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
  • 10
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,715,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Aida storefront repairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013