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Maria is known for her delicious meals and is the owner of the "Soda las Palmas" (a small restaurant offering typical foods).

She is in need of a loan in the amount of 594,000 CRC to buy appliances for her business such as a refrigerator, freezer, micro-wave oven and other items that will improve customer service.

He main goal is to make enough income to guarantee an education for her children.

She is a member of the "Raíces Capitales" communal bank which is one of the 110 organizations belonging to EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Maria es conocida por el buen sabor de sus comidas, hoy es dueña de la “Soda las Palmas” ( un pequeño restaurante de comidas Típicas)

Hoy ella necesita un préstamo de ₡594 000 (quinientos noventa y cuatro mil colones) para la compra de electrodomésticos necesarios para su negocio como refrigeradora, congeladoras, microondas, y demás herramientas necesarios para mejorar su atención al público.
Su meta principal es tener una fuente de ingresos que le garanticen el estudio de sus hijos.
Ella es socia de la empresa de Crédito Comunal Raíces Capitales S.A, una de las 110 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
  • 1
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,804,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Maria to buy appliances for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013