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Shirley María
Shirley is a hard-working woman. She has been working with dairy cattle for more than five years. She needs a loan of six hundred thousand colons (600,000 CRC) to buy a dairy cow. She thinks it is good that her community has access to loans because it helps to facilitate access and improve their quality of life.
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Shirley es una señora trabajadora. tiene mas de cinco años de estar trabajando con ganado de leche. necesita de un préstamo de seiscientos mil colones (600.000) para la compra de una vaca para producir leche. para ella es bueno contar con acceso a créditos dentro de su comunidad, lo cual le facilita el acceso y mejora su calidad de vida.

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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 Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,719,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.6
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Shirley María to buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
May 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 6, 2014