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Update on Mainor

Mainor is hard-working and has five years experience working with dairy cows. He needs a loan of 500,000 Colons to buy a dairy cow. Mainor is happy to be able to take out loans in the community as they are easier to access and improve his quality of life.
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DOn Mainor es un señor trabajador. tiene mas de cinco años de estar trabajando con ganado de leche. necesita de un préstamo de quinientos mil colones (500.000) para la compra de una vaca para producir leche. para el es bueno contar con acceso a créditos dentro de su comunidad, lo cual le facilita el acceso y mejora su calidad de vida.

Previous Loan Details

Mainor V. G., 43, lives in his own house with his wife and four children. They live in the El Sauce community in Santa Teresita de Turrialba. It is a small, rural community with two thousand inhabitants. The population works in milk production and growing coffee. The landscape is irregular an... More from Mainor's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 500.1
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mainor to buy cattle to produce milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 6, 2014