Filadelfo is a hard working farmer and a father of his family. He lives in the province of Puntarenas, located in the southern part of the country. He is requesting a loan of ₡600,000 (six hundred thousand colones) to buy corn and bean seeds, granular fertilizer and fungicides to protect his crops during their development. He, like the other farmers in the area, sells his harvest to a local association, and with the income from this business, supports his family and contribute towards other household expenses.
Filadelfo es un agricultor muy esforzado , padre de familia , vive en la provincia de Puntarenas, ubicada en la parte sur del país, está solicitando un préstamo de ₡600.000 (seiscientos mil colones), para la compra de semilla de maíz y de frijol , abono granular y fungicidas para proteger sus cultivos durante el desarrollo , El vende la cosecha al igual que los demás agricultores de la zona a una asociación de la localidad y con los ingresos que genera esta actividad mantiene a su familia y contribuye con otros gastos del hogar.
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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.