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Xinia Vicenta

Daniel Flores, La Trocha, San José Province, Costa Rica / Housing

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A loan helped to buy materials to improve her rental apartment which is her only source of income.


Xinia Vicenta's story

Xinia Vicenta is requesting a new loan. She is 56 years old, divorced and lives with her son, who is her highest priority.

She wants the loan to buy materials for remodeling her small apartment, which is her only source of income, but this winter it has water infiltration problems. She hopes that this investment will give her family a better quality of life and greater economic stability, and to be able to continue growing as a person and as a microentrepreneur.

It is the third loan she has received from FUDECOSUR. She has had other loans at state banks before, but FUDECOSUR has provided the loan with better facilities and a much lower interest rate.