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Maria Lisdiana
Maria Lisdiana is 25 years old and lives with her family in a community in Guanacaste Province. The economy in the Guanacaste area is based principally on cattle raising, although both farming and hydroponics are practiced.

Maria Lisdiana has been studying nursing for several years. Her desire is to graduate as soon as possible so that she can offer her knowledge and service in some clinic or hospital in the community.

At this time Maria Lisdiana wants to request a loan of 500,000 colones to pay the monthly tuition fees in order to finish her nursing degree. She loves this career and wants both to help her family with the income she will acquire when she begins working and also her community as much as she can.

Maria Lisdian is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Guaitil, S.A. (Guaitil Community Credit Company). This is her first loan and she is very grateful for the opportunity to have access to credit so that she will be able to carry out her life’s plans.
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Maria Lisdiana tiene 25 años de edad y vive con su familia en una comunidad de la provincia de Guanacaste. La economía de la zona de Guanacaste se fundamenta principalmente en la ganadería, aunque también en esta región se practican la apicultura y acuacultura.

Desde hace algunos años que Maria Lisdiana está estudiando enfermería, su deseo es graduarse lo antes posible para poder brindar su conocimiento y servicio en alguna clínica u Hospital de la comunidad.

En estos momentos lo que desea Maria Lisdiana es solicitar un préstamo por ¢500,000(quinientos mil colones) para el pago de la matricula y mensualidad para asi poder finalizar su licenciatura en enfermería, ya que le encanta esta carrera, desea ayudar a su familia con los ingresos que adquiera cuando empiece a trabajar y ayudarle a la comunidad en lo que más pueda.

Maria Lisdiana es miembro de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Guaitil S.A, es su primer préstamo, razón por la cual se siente muy agradecida por las oportunidades de acceso al crédito que esta le brinda y poder llevar a cabo sus proyectos de vida.

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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
  • 8
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 508.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Lisdiana to pay the monthly tuition fees for her nursing degree.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013