A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase equipment.

Ruth Nory's story

Ruth Nory R. B. is a 29 year old young woman, that currently lives with her husband Alexander and their two children: Alexandra and Edgar. They live in a rural community in Costa Rica called Abanico, located in San Isidro de Peñas Blancas, San Ramón, Alajuela Province. It is well known as a friendly and peaceful community, dedicated to productive activites such as agriculture, livestock, and tourism.

Right now Mrs. Ruth Nory is a housewife with a dream to start her own business, which is why she has proposed to establish a beauty salon that would provide the best service and attention to customers. She has taken beauty courses to become specialized and to be in full capacity to meet the needs of her microenterprise.

She adds that the fact of having her own business fills her with motivation and pride. This will help with the family expenses and offer the community a necessary service, taking into consideration that this is a community with many people who must go elsewhere for the service. She assures that she will work with great care, dedication and discipline in order to move the project forward.

Mrs. Ruth Nory requests a loan of ¢600,000 (six hundred thousand colones) in order to buy a special chair, hair dryer, flat iron for hair, "hair washer", game room and a number of cosmetics. In addition, different construction materials in order to put in a seperate home for the project.

She is a part of the Enterprise of Village Credit of Abanico (la Empresa Crédito Comunal de Abanico), one of the 100 organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. As a partner she has received a total of two microloans that have enabled her to grow as an entrepeneur, permitting her to buy a sewing machine and meet the needs of her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Hopkins

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