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Total loan: $1,000

Monserrat

San José, San José Province, Costa Rica / Services

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A loan helped to buy tools to dry plastic and other implements that she needs for recycling.


Monserrat's story

Monserrat is 39 years old. She is a hardworking and very kind woman. She started her recycling business working with a neighbour, cleaning the plastic. He would pay her for every kilo that she cleaned.

She learned and when he retired he gave her the raw materials to start her own business. She gives jobs to single mothers so that they can continue bettering themselves, as they also study.

Her greatest support is from her three children who come after studying to help clean the plastics that people bring to Monserrat.

She has opted for a loan from Kiva, together with MiCredito with which she plans to buy tools to dry the plastic and other implements that she needs for recycling.

In the not-too-distant future she would like to turn her business into a large recycling plant for plastics and other products so as to help the environment.