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Agustina lives in the Puntarenas province, a place where heavy rains have already started to fall, as in other parts of the country. Augustina is very worried about this, became the roof of her house is in extremely bad conditions and water filters from both the walls and the roof. She also needs to make a few urgent repairs in most of her house. She needs one million colones to buy materials such as cement, sand, zinc and wood, in order to start restructuring before the rains increase.
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Agustina vive en la provincia de Puntarenas, en este lugar como en la mayor parte del país ya iniciaron las lluviaa, lo que la tiene muy preocupada, pues el techo de su casa está muy deteriorado y el agua se filtra por paredes y cielo raso, además necesita hacer varias reparaciones urgentes en la mayor parte de su vivienda, necesihta un millón de colones para comprar materiales como cemento , arena , zinc, madera, etc, e iniciar el trabajo de restauración antes de que aumenten las lluvias.

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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.

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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
  • 0
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,783,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Agustina to buy cement, sand, zinc and wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 4, 2014