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Edith is a widow who has been a merchant she was young. She decided to open her own business to have income for her home. She needs a loan of a million colones (1.000.000) so she can buy merchandise she needs to stock her grocery store. With this she intends on giving her children what they need to give them more family well being.
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Edith es una señora viuda que desde joven ha sido comerciante. Ella ha decidido poner su propio negocio para poder obtener ingresos para su hogar. Necesita de un préstamo por un millón de colones (1.000.000) para poder comprar la mercadería necesaria para surtir la tienda de abarrotes. Con esto pretende darle lo necesario a sus hijos y así poder darles un mejor bienestar familiar.

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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
  • 3
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,836,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,025 helped Edith to buy merchandise to stock her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015