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María Fernanda
María Fernanda is a tenacious young lady who would like to improve her family home. She has requested a loan for 1,040,000 colones which she will use to buy the materials she needs to make some repairs to her home. This will allow her to live in a decent home together with her parents.
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María Fernanda es una joven luchadora, ella desea mejorar la vivienda de su familia. Por lo que ha pedido un préstamo por millón cuarenta mil colones (1.040.000) con lo cual comprará los materiales necesarios para hacerle los arreglos a su casa. con esto pretende tener una vivienda mas digna y vivir mejor junto con sus padres.

Additional Information

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
  • 3
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,820,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.1
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,100 helped María Fernanda to buy materials with which to improve her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015