Since he was a child, he dreamt of running his own upholstery workshop, and recently he has succeeded in making his dream come true: today, he is the owner of one of the most important companies of his community.
His upholstery workshop has been very successful, and for this reason he needs to expand his shop and improve his service even more. This is why he is requesting a loan of 500000 CRC to buy pieces of foam, fabric for armchairs, nails and other materials he needs for his shop.
He is very happy because he engages in this activity with his family, which allows him to spend more time with them.
Álvaro is a member of Empresa de Crédito Comunal La Garita, one of the 110 companies associated with EDESA in Costa Rica.
El tuvo un sueño desde niño y era tener su propio de negocio de tapicería. Hace poco logró alcanzar su sueño, y hoy es dueño de una de las empresas más importantes de la comunidad.
Su taller de tapicería ha sido un éxito y es por eso que necesita ampliar su negocio y a mejorar su servicio cada vez más. Es por eso que el solicita un préstamo de ₡500 000 (quinientos mil colones) para la compra de Esponjas, telas para sillones, clavos y demás materiales que necesita para su taller.
Esta feliz porque este negocio le ha permitido trabajar con la familia y pasar más tiempo con ellos.
Alvaro es socio de la Empresa de Crédito Comunal La Garita, una de las 110 empresas socias de EDESA en Costa Rica.
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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.
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