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Armando is a young farmer and the father of two children. He has been farming and exclusively harvesting coffee since he was very young. He needs a loan in the amount of ¢350,000 to buy compost, herbicides, and blight chemicals to maintain his coffee crop. In this way he can protect it from blights and other disease. Armando tells us that his crop’s production depends on the maintenance he give his fields. This is why he gives maximum effort.
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Armando es un joven agricultor padre de dos niños, desde muy pequeño se dedica a la agricultura, exclusivamnete a la cosecha de café, necesita un crédito de trescientos cincuenta mil colones (¢350.000) para comprar abonos, herbicidas y plaguicidas para darle mantenimiento a su cafetal,de esta manera lo protege de plagas, hongos y otras enfermedades, Armando nos comenta que del buen mantenimiento que le de a su cafetal depende la producción que obtendrá, por eso hace su mejor esfuerzo por lograrlo.

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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
  • 500.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Armando to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015