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Damaris is the mother of two minor children. She lives with her husband in the Puntarenas province and has been developing her farming plan, raising garden palms to sell to other nurseries and have a collection year round. In this way she can meet the demand for this plant which is well sought after.

Damaris’ objective is to help her husband financially with the household expenses which are very high. She needs a loan for 1,000,000 Colones to buy treated seeds and farming supplies to protect the plants during their development.
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Damaris es madre de dos hijos menores de edad, vive con su esposo en la provincia de Puntarenas, ella ha venido desarrollando un proyecto agrícola, se trata de hacer un semillero de palma de jardín, para venderlo a otros viveros y tener disponible un almácigo durante todo el año, y de esta manera podrá abastecer la demanda de esta planta que es bastante cotizada.
El objetivo de Damaris es ayudar económicamente a su esposo, ya que los gastos del hogar son muy altos . Ella necesita un crédito de un millón de colones (¢1.000.000), para comprar semilla tratada e insumos agrícolas para proteger la planta durante su desarrollo.

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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
  • 2
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,789,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,025 helped Damaris to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2015