Meet Kiva’s Field Partner: EDESA

12 July 2009 at 08:38 4 comments

By Megan Tatman Montgomery, KF8 Costa Rica

Microfinance involves a tremendous amount of legwork.  While Kiva is all about facilitating connections between borrowers and lenders, it’s important to recognize the hard work of those in the field that make sure your money gets to microentrepreneurs that need it the most.  Here is a brief glimpse into EDESA, Kiva’s field partner in Costa Rica, with a little more about how the organization works and the people that are working hard to alleviate poverty in Costa Rica.

If you’d like to learn more about microfinance in Costa Rica, join the EDESA lending team, Pura Vida Costa Rica.  Also, be sure to visit this link regularly to see any currently fundraising loans for Costa Rican microentrepreneurs.


Megan Tatman Montgomery is wrapping up her fourth and, sadly, final placement as a Kiva Fellow.  Prior to EDESA, she served at Friendship Bridge and FAPE in Guatemala and ADEPHCA in Nicaragua.  Feel free to email her at with any questions, comments, or requests for future blog posts.

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  • 1. costaricacurious  |  14 July 2009 at 06:57

    Thank you for the information about Kiva’s work in Costa Rica via EDESA. I have made loans through Kiva to people in other countries and have wondered if loans were offered to individuals in Costa Rica. I’ll check out your information. Thanks. Ellie

  • 2. Joel  |  12 July 2009 at 22:46

    Thanks for the great video. That must have taken a lot of work. It’s so cool to see how MFIs work around the world. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to hearing about EDESA’s progress! -Joel

  • 3. Jan & John  |  12 July 2009 at 15:52

    Thanks Megan. I really love the concept of a “children’s savings” program. Teach people early to plan for their future and give them hope. jan

  • 4. Unilove  |  12 July 2009 at 15:45

    The video was excellent. Thank you, Megan.

    Most especially, thank you thank you thank you Super Fellow Megan, for your four placements as a Kiva Fellow. You have done such an amazing job as a volunteer, giving of your time and effort. Congratulations and the best of luck in your future…

    Unilove aka Lisa
    Kiva Fellows fan

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