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Viviana J. is a saleswoman par excellence. She sells everything from clothes to household goods and costume jewelry. She sells her products door to door and goes out every day to do this. Right now, she would like to improve her small business and, for this, she needs a loan for 500,000 colones so that she can buy more products which are in demand in her community, including women's clothes.

Viviana would like to build up capital so that she can build her own store and thereby improve her income. She is a member of the La Amistad community credit company which is one of the 110 member companies of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Viviana J. es una vendedora por excelencia, ella vende desde ropa hasta artículos para el hogar y bisutería.
Ella realiza su trabajo a domicilio, es decir casa por casa va todos los días ofreciendo sus productos. Hoy ella quiere mejorar su pequeño negocio, y para eso necesita un préstamo de ₡500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de mas productos que están siendo demandados en la comunidad, entre ellas ropa para mujer. Ella quiere crear un capital para poder construir su propia tienda y así mejorar sus ingresos
Viviana es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal La amistad, una de las 110 Empresas 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
  • 6
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Viviana to buy women's clothes and accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013