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Gerardo lives in Puntarenas. He has experience with farming and loves what he does. He has his own farm and wants to start planting beans and corn to sell in order to take advantage of the climate and demand at this time. To do this, he is requesting a loan of ₡500,000 to purchase fertilizer and insecticide, which are necessary for the production of these grains. He wants to increase his production so that he can improve his family's quality of life.
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Gerado 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.

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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
  • 0
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  • $4,783,625
    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 Gerardo to purchase fertilizer and insecticide, which are necessary for the production of his grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 28, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013