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Luz R. is a small businesswoman who is very well known in La Trinchera de Pital, in Alajuela. She has been in her business for one year and right now she needs a loan for 500,000 colones to buy another sewing machine. With this loan, she hopes to improve the quality of her service. She is very happy because her daughter is already learning the sewing business.

Luz is a member of the 'Mujeres al Éxito de la Trinchera de Pital' (Trinchera de Pital Women For Success) communal bank, one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Luz R. es una microempresaria muy conocida en la trinchera de pital de alajuela.
Ella tiene ya un año de tener el negocio, pero en este momento necesita un préstamo de ¢500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de otra máquina de coser. Con este préstamo espero mejorar la calidad de su servicio. Además esta muy contenta de que su hija ya esta aprendiendo el negocio de la costura,.
Ella es socia de la Empresa Comunal de Mujeres al Éxito de la Trinchera de Pital, 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
  • 0
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  • $4,783,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Luz to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013