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Sharon is 30 years old and lives in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. She is the mother of two children and studies tourism at the University. Her greatest dream is to share her customs and culture through art. Her work consists of creating handmade crafts with themes from her own region. She then advertises them online as well as selling them to national and international tourists that often visit the zone where she lives. She is thankful for the opportunity that makes her project possible and for the loan for communal assistance.
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Sharon tiene 30 años, vive en la provincia de Guanacaste,es madre de dos niños, estudia turismo en la universidad, y su mayor anhelo es transmitir sus costumbres y su cultura a través del arte, precisamente su proyecto consiste en en crear artesanías con temas propios de la región y darlos a conocer vía internet, además de venderlos a los turistas nacionales e internacionales que muy a menudo visitan la zona donde ella vive.
Agradece la oportunidad de hacer posible este proyecto gracias al crédito de apoyo 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
  • 6
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.9
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,725 helped Sharon to purchase wood, paint, fabric, and paint brushes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2015