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Isabel’s home has been in need of repair for some years, but she has not had the money to do so.

She needs a loan of six-hundred and fifty-thousand colons (650,000) to buy the necessary materials to make home improvements. With this loan, she hopes to improve her home and, as a result, offer her family better living conditions.

She thanks Kiva and God for the opportunity they have granted her.
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Isabel desde hace algunos años necesita arreglar su casa pero no tiene donde conseguir el dinero necesario para realizar estas reparaciones. ella necesita un prestamo de seiscientos cincuenta mil colones (650.000) para comprar los materiales necesarios para arreglar su casa. con el prestamo espera resolver las ncesidades de mejora de su vivienda y con esto dar una mejor condicion de vida a su familia. ella agradece a Kiva y a Dios la oportunidad que le brindan.

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
  • 8
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Isabel to buy materials to make home improvements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015