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Faustina is a fighting woman. She wants to be able to see her home in better condition, for which she is requesting loan for five hundred thousand colones (500,000) to purchase materials to repair her home, such as painting and installing ceilings. As her goal, she hopes to be able to have her house finished and well repaired in order to be able to live more comfortably with her family.
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Faustina es una Señora luchadora, ella desea poder ver su casa en mejores condiciones, por lo que pide un préstamo por quinientos mil colones (500.000) para comprar materiales para reparar su vivienda entre ellos pintura y cielorazo. Como meta espera poder tener su casa terminada y bien reparada para poder vivir mas cómodamente con su familia.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,804,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Faustina repair her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015