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Hortensia is 40 years old and lives in Puerto J.. She is known for being a very charismatic person. She has made a living making clothing for a number of years. At this time she wants to finish up some projects, and to do this she needs a loan of 350,000 colones to purchase fabric, elastic and other accessories to run her business. Hortensia is very happy and says that she is very grateful for the opportunity to grow as a businesswoman. She is a member of the Estate Capital Community Credit Corporation, one of the 110 business members of Kiva partner EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Hortensia céspedes de 40 años de edad vive en Puerto J., es conocida por ser una persona muy carismática.
Ella se dedica a la confección de ropa hace ya varios años. En este momento desea termina algunos proyectos y para eso necesita un préstamo de ₡350 000 (trescientos mil colones) para la compra de telas, elásticos y demás accesorios que necesita para producir en su negocio.
Ella está muy feliz y asegura que agradece mucho la oportunidad que tiene de hacer crecer un empresita.
Ella es socia de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal Raíces Capitales una de las 110 empresas socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.

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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
  • 3
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,820,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Hortencia to purchase fabrics and accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013