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Debora owns a small convenience store in her village. She has been selling in the area for several years, but has not has the income to remodel her store adequately. This is why she is asking for a loan of one million colons (1.000.000) to purchase the materials and pay for the labor cost so she can give her business a better outward appearance. That way she will increase sales and will be able to provide better quality of life for her family.
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Doña Debora es dueña de una pequeña "pulperia" en su pueblo, ella ha vendido en la zona desde hace varios años, pero no ha tenido los ingresos para poder arreglar adecuadamente su negocio, es por ello que solicita un préstamo de un millón de colones (1.000.000) para comprar los materiales y pagar la mano de obra y así darle una mejor apariencia física a su negocio y con esto poder aumentar las ventas y darle una mejor calidad de vida 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
  • $4,722,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.2
    Costa Rica Colones (CRC) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,025 helped Debora to purchase remodeling materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 4, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2015