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Update on Dionisio

Dionisio lives in Puntarenas. He’s a person with experience in agriculture and he loves what he does. He has his own farm and wants to start planting beans and corn to sell taking advantage of the weather and the usual seasonal demand. He needs a ₡500,000 (five-hundred thousand Colones) loan to buy manure and insecticide needed for growing these grains. He wants to increase production to help improve his family’s quality of life this way.
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Dionisio vive en Puntarenas. Es una persona con experiencia en la agricultura y ama lo que hace.
El tiene su propia finca, y desea empezar a sembrar frijoles y maíz para la venta, aprovechando el clima y la demanda propia de época. Para eso el desea un préstamo de ₡500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de abonos y Insecticidas, necesarios para la producción de estos granos.
El desea aumentar su producción y así mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Dionisio lives in Pérez Zeledón, specifically the community of Pilas. He is an experienced farmer who enjoys his job. Dionisio has his own farm and wants to begin planting beans and corn to sell. He hopes to take advantage of the weather and the demand that exists for this season. For th... More from Dionisio's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 498.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Dionisio to buy farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Dionisio. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2011. Learn More