Total loan: $1,200


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Alajuela, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica / Agriculture

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A loan helped Purchase of two milk cows.

Agustina's story

Agustina Leon O. is a 40 year old lady who lives with her husband and three minor children. They live in a small rural community of Costa Rica called Las Delicias de Upala, in the province of Alajuela. The main economic activities in the area are businesses, cattle raising for the purposes of milk or beef production, growing of basic grains such as rice and corn among others. Due to the limited sources of employment offered by the community, Mrs. Agustina set out to be a small business person in the area of raising milk cattle to produce milk, cheese and other derivatives. She is planning to sell her products in her community and also the surrounding areas, this she estimates to be an excellent market be it via sales through intermediaries or directly to the public. Mrs. Agustina is currently requesting a loan of 684,000 colones for the purchase of two milk cows which will make her able to launch her business. She says that this will enable her to have income and be able to bring a better quality of life to her family. Mrs. Agustina is a member of the Community Credit Company Datraban, one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her second loan, and with it she hopes to continue growing on a personal and financial level. She also notes that due to these types of organizations and means to facilitate credit, she can dedicate her time to her productive activities.

Translated from Spanish by Laura Bobbit, Kiva Volunteer