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Maibol is a young visionary and entrepreneur. Her project consists of creating artisan products (souvenirs) and selling them to both national and international tourists who visit her town. Her principal objective is to share her region's culture, as well as to generate income for her family and to contribute to the daily expenses of running a home.

Maibol needs to buy raw materials (fine woods) to make her products. She will also need to buy other materials, such as lacquer, paintbrushes, paint, etc. In order to carry out this project, she would need four hundred and fifty thousand colones (450000 CRC).

She is very grateful for the opportunity to easily receive financing such as a communal loan.
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Maibol es una joven visionaria y emprendedora, su proyecto consiste en elaborar productos artesanales
(souvenirs) y venderlos a los turistas nacionales e internacionales que visitan su localidad, siendo su principal objetivo dar a conocer de esta manera la cultura de su región, además de generar ingresos para su familia y colaborar con los gastos diarios del hogar.
Maibol necesita comprar materia prima (madera fina) para elaborar sus productos, también comprará materiales como laca, pinceles y pintura entre otros; ella necesita para realizar este proyecto cuatrocientos cincuenta mil colones (¢450.000) . Agradece la oportunidad de financiamiento fácil y oportuno como lo es el crédito comunal.

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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
  • 3
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,816,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.9
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Maibol to buy wood, paint brushes, paint and other items to create artisan crafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2016