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Mariela’s mother of two children. She has a butcher shop where she places her greatest effort for her children and all her household expenses depend on it. With her own effort she’s been able to acquire some of the equipment necessary to carry out the project. However, she needs to buy electric slicers and meat processing machines and is requesting a one-million colon loan (¢1.000.000) to do so. Her goal is her business’ growth that will lead to higher income.
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Mariela es madre de dos niños, tiene un negocio de venta de carnes, en este trabajo pone su mayor esfuerzo ya que de él dependen sus niños y todos los gastos del hogar. Con esfuerzo propio ha adquirido parte del equipo necesario para desarrollar el proyecto, sin embargo necesita adquirir máquinas cortadoras y procesadores de carne, solicita un préstamo de un millón de colones (¢1.000.000), su meta es el crecimiento del negocio, con lo cual obtendrá mayores ingresos.

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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
  • 3
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    Costa Rica Loans Fundraising
  • $4,820,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Mariela to buy machinery for her butcher shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2013
Oct 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 31, 2014