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Juan has three children, all of whom are students. He lives with his family in the South Pacific region, province of Puntarenas. Through his own efforts he succeeded in building his house, but he wasn't able to finish it. He still has to finish the retaining wall, the laundry room and other important details. He's requesting 500,000 colones in order to purchase supplies such as cement, rocks, sand, nails, etc. so that he can finish his house. It's important for him and his family to get this work done as soon as possible, since the rainy season has already started in their country and they need to be sheltered from the cold winter they will face.
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Juan es padre de tres hijos, todos estudiantes, vive con su familia en el pacífico sur, provincia de Puntarenas. Con esfuerzo propio logró levantar su casa pero no logró terminarla, aún debe concluir el muro de retención, el cuarto de pilas y otros detalles importantes, él está solicitando quinientos mil colones (¢500.000) para comprar materiales como cemento, piedra , arena , clavos y otros para terminar su vivienda. Es importante para él y su familia realizar estos trabajos lo antes posible, ya que la ápoca de lluvia ya inició en nuestro país y deben estar protegidos
para el fuerte invierno que enfrentarán.

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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 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
  • 12
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,723,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.4
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Juan to purchase construction supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2015