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Katy V. M. is an enterprising woman who wishes to start her own business. In order to do so she needs a loan for 500,000 colones to buy clothes, shoes, and perfumes. She will start selling these items door to door. Katy dreams of having her own business and of one day having her own store.

She is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal Guaitil, one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Katy V. M. es una mujer emprendedora, y desea empezar su propio negocio.
Para eso, ella necesita un préstamo de₡500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de ropa, zapatos y perfumes, los cuales empezara a comercializar casa por casa. Katy sueña con tener su negocio propio y alguna día tener su propia de tienda.
Ella es socia de la empresa de Crédito Comunal Guaitil en Guanacaste, 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
  • 0
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  • $4,783,625
    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 Katy to buy clothes and shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013