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Carmen is an innovative woman who has a shop selling undergarments. She would like to acquire more merchandise, in a greater variety, for her shop. Thus she needs a loan of one million colones (1,000,000) in order to offer a greater variety of clothing. With this plan, she intends to obtain more income and better growth for her business, and thus help her family.
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Doña Carmen es una señora innovadora, ella tiene su tienda de ropa interior, por lo que desea adquirir mas mercadería y mayor variedad para su tienda. necesita de un préstamo de un millón de colones (1.000.000) para tener una mayor variedad de ropa. con este proyecto pretende obtener mas ingresos y un mayor crecimiento de su negocio y así ayudar a su familia.

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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 Costa Rica

  • $12,900
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,719,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.9
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Carmen to buy undergarments to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 4, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2015