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Alberto is a very strong and hardworking man who has a lot of experience fishing. Now he wants to be able to have his own company, so he's requesting a loan of 540,000 colones [CRC] to buy the equipment he needs to set it up.

This is a big challenge for him but he sees an opportunity to improve his job and his family's quality of life.
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Alberto es un hombre muy esforzado y trabajador. tiene mucha experiencia en la caza de pescado. ahora el desea poder tener su propia empresa, por lo que solicita un préstamo de quinientos cuarenta mil colones (540.000) para comprar el equipo necesario para implementar su propia empresa. para el esto es todo un reto pero ve una oportunidad para mejorar su trabajo y la calidad de vida de su familia.

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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
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,719,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.5
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Alberto to buy equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2015