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Eduardo is from the community of La Trinchera. He is known as being one of the best builders in his area.

Eduardo has been in the building trade all his life and now his main work tools have become very worn. For this reason, he is requesting a loan for 200,000 colones to buy tools so that he can continue in his work and provide his customers with a better service. He would like to improve his working conditions and, of course, improve his income.

Eduardo is a member of the La Trinchera community loan company, one of EDESA's 110 member companies in Costa Rica.
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Eduardo es de la comunidad La Trinchera, es conocido por ser uno de los mejores constructores de la zona.

Toda su vida se dedico a la construcción, y ahorita sus principales herramientas se han deteriorad muchísimo, y es por eso que solicita un préstamo de ₡200 000 para la compra de herramientas para continuar su trabajo y dar un mejor servicio. El desea mejorar sus condiciones de trabajo y por supuesto mejorar sus ingresos.

El es socio de la empresa de crédito Comunal de la Trinchera, 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
  • 501.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Eduardo to buy building tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013