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Gilberto L. Martínez lives in Pérez Zeledón, is 43 years old and is known for being a lover of livestock. A little while ago, Gilberto bought four hectares of grass with the goal of having his own livestock. That is why he needs a loan of ₡500 000 (five-hundred thousand colones) to purchase calves to fatten for his farm.

He is a member of the loan company Bancruce Communal Bank, which is one of the 110 member companies of EDESA in Costa Rica.
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Gilberto L. Martínez vive en Pérez Zeledón, tiene 43 años y es conocido por ser amante del ganado.
Hace poco don Gilberto compro 4 hectáreas sembradas de pasto, con el fin de tener su propio ganado, es por eso que el necesita un préstamo de ₡500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de terneros de engorde para su finca.
El es socio de la empresa de Crédito Comunal Bancruce 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
  • 3
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,816,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Gilberto to buy calves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013