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Sergio A. lives in the same neighborhood as Trinchera de Pital in Alajuela. He is known to be a very enterprising person.

Several years ago he decided to set up his own business - a repair shop.

His business has been a success and even though he doesn't have the tools or the space that he needs, his shop has been enough to satisfy the demand he currently observes.

He requests a loan of 300 000 (three hundred thousand colones) to purchase more tools for his shop, with the goal of providing his clients with better service. He is a member of the communal bank named Mujeres al Exito de la Trinchera de Pital, one of the 100 member organizations of Edesa (Kiva Field Partner) in Costa Rica.
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Sergio A. es vecino de la Trinchera de Pital en Alajuela ,es conocido por ser una persona muy emprendedora.
Desde hace varios años decidió establecer su propio negocio, un taller de mecánico.
Su negocio ha sido un éxito, sin embargo ya ni sus herramientas ni el espacio de su taller son suficientes para satisfacer la demanda de trabajo que tiene en este momento.
Es por eso que el necesita un préstamo de ₡300 000 (trescientos mil colones) para la compra de mas herramientas para su taller. Con el fin de brindarle un mejor servicio a sus clientes.
El es socio 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
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,715,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.0
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Sergio to purchase industrial tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013