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Félix Angel
46 year old Félix lives with his wife and children in a community called San Carlos that is in the second province of Costa Rica, Alajuela. It is an area that is first in the nation for its coffee and sugar cane production. It also produces staple grains (rice, beans, corn), fruit, vegetables, root vegetables, and salad greens. The most important airport in the country, Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, is also in this province.
Félix has been wanting to make some changes to his house for a number of years, as he currently holds part of the property he inherited from his parents.
Currently, Félix is requesting a micro loan of $1,000 to buy construction materials to fix the infrastructure of his home and extend the laundry room. He hopes that this will bring his family a better quality of life as his wish is to lead a quieter life so that his children can be more comfortable and have a decent roof over their heads.
Félix is a member of the community bank of San Francisco, one of the 150 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. He will continue to grow personally and economically as well as participating actively in the credit organization in his community.
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Félix tiene 46 años de edad y vive con su esposa e hijos, en una comunidad llamada San Carlos, la cual pertenece a la segunda provincia de Costa Rica, Alajuela. En una zona donde se ocupa el primer lugar nacional en la producción de café y azúcar de caña. Produce además granos básicos (arroz, frijoles, maíz), frutas, legumbres, tubérculos y hortalizas. Y en esta provincia está ubicado el Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, el más importante del país.

Desde hace varios años que Félix quiere hacer unos cambios en su casa, ya que cuenta en estos momentos con una parte más de la propiedad que le heredaron sus padres.

Actualmente Félix está solicitando un micro crédito de ¢500.000 (quinientos mil colones) para poder comprar materiales de construcción, para asi arreglar la infraestructura de su hogar y ampliar el cuarto de pila. Con esto el espera darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia, ya que su deseo estar más tranquilo, que sus hijos vivan mas cómodos y tengan un techo digno.

Félix es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de San Francisco, una de las 150 organizaciones socios de EDESA en Costa Rica. Continuara creciendo a nivel personal y económico además de participar activamente en la organización de crédito en su comunidad.

Additional Information

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,783,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Félix Angel extend the laundry room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 6, 2014