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Jessenia is a very responsible and hardworking person. She lives with her husband and two children.

She needs to buy materials to change and improve the electricity in her house, so she's requesting a loan for 750,000 colones [CRC]. She hopes to prevent a fire in the future because currently the electricity's in very bad condition.
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La Señora Jessenia es una persona muy responsable y muy trabajadora, vive junto a su esposo y sus dos hijos. ella necesita comprar materiales para cambiar y mejorar la instalación eléctrica de su casa, por lo que solicita un préstamo de setecientos cincuenta mil colones (750.000). con esto pretende prevenir un incendio en el futuro ya que actualmente se encuentra en muy malas condiciones.

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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
  • 2
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,789,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,525 helped Jessenia to buy materials to repair the electricity in her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
37 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2015