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Marta is a very hard-working and dedicated mother, who looks after her daughter and her niece. For this reason, she works really hard to keep her business in good working order. She is a door-to-door seller of products in catalogs. She tries to satisfy her customers' orders to increase her client base. She needs a loan of three hundred and fifty thousand colones (¢350.000) to buy products and offer new merchandize. Her goal is to offer her products in other places to increase her earnings.
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Marta es una madre muy trabajadora y esforzada tiene a cargo su hija y su nieta, por lo cual se esfuerza mucho en mantener su negociom en las mejores condiciones, ella se dedica a ventas por catálogo a domicilio, trata de satisfacer los pedidos de sus compradores para aumentar la clientela, ella necesita un crédito de trescientos cincuenta mil colones (¢350.000) para comprar productos y tener nueva mercadería que ofrecer. Su propósito es extenderse a otras zonas para aumentar sus ingresos.

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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
  • 0
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  • $4,783,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Martha to sell catalog products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015