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Damaris is a single mother who depends on the income she obtains selling products out of a catalog in various communities. She wants to expand her customer base mainly because we are in a season when this type of business is highly marketable.

She needs exactly 250,000 colons for working capital (to purchase products). In this way she will make a better income and improve her quality of life, while also growing her business.
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Damaris es madre soltera, depende de los ingresos que obtiene vendiendo productos de catálogo en diferentes comunidades, quiere ampliar su clientela principalmente porque estamos en una época bastante accesible a este tipo de comercio.
Ella necesita doscientos cincuenta mil colones exactos (250.000) para capital de trabajo (compra de productos)
de esta manera obtendrá mayores ingresos y mejorará su calidad de vida, a la vez que hará crecer su negocio

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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 Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,816,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.7
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Damaris to purchase clothing for sale by catalog.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 7, 2014