“My name is Alciria. I am from Costa Rica and the mother of a teenager who is 14. I live in a rural area that is 45 kilometers outside of the capital. I raise cattle for fattening and then sell them at the livestock fairs. I also own dairy cows and use the milk to make sour cream, butter, cheese, and other products.
I work hard so that I can provide for my son’s daily needs and his education. I want him to become a professional in the future. I am requesting a loan of 1,035,000 CRC so that I can buy two dairy cows in order to increase milk production and generate more earnings.
I am grateful for having my business and to my local Communal Bank for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dreams and those of my son.”
Trabajo fuertemente para darle a mi hijo lo que necesita a diario y para los estudios, ya que deseo que sea un profesiona en el futuro. Estoy solicitando un crédito por un millón treinta y cinco mil colones (¢1.035.000)
para comprar dos vacas y aumentar la producción de leche, elaborar mayor cantidad de productos lácteos y a la vez aumentar mis ganancias.
Agradezco a este proyecto y a la empresa de crédito comunal de mi zona la oportunidad que me da para realizar mis sueños, y los de mi hijo.
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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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