A loan of $625 helped to buy seed-beds (seedlings) of peppers.

Ricardo's story

Ricardo lives with his family in the community of Santa Teresita, in the province of Cartago. The city of Cartago has a mountainous relief formed by two mountain ranges: the Cordilera Central and the Cordillera de Talamanca. This city was the capital of Costa Rica in 1823.

For several years Ricardo has worked in agriculture, specifically the production of peppers. He sells his products to neighbors in the community who are very satisfied with the quality of this product. In his particular case, the demand has grown so that some local restaurants also buy the peppers.

Currently he needs to obtain a loan for ¢300,000 (three hundred thousand colones) to buy seed-beds (seedlings) of peppers to renew his sowing and also he needs supplies to care for and protect his crop from pests and fungi.

Ricardo is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de El Sauce de Santa Teresita Turrialba, one of the 150 organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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