A loan of $1,200 helped buy hens and chickens.

Marta's story

Marta A. G. is 49. She lives with her son in the Hernández community located in Los Chiles in the Aljuela province. This community stands out for its mountainous regions with great scenery. It is very humid, and it is very close to the northern border of the country. Its primary economic activities are livestock and farming. Specifically, they plant basic grains, tubers, and oranges.

Marta raises and fattens chickens. She wants to expand her project by including laying hens. This is for the production of meat and eggs. She sells her products to the neighbors in her community, and they are very satisfied with the quality. He husband helps occasionally with the transport.

Marta is currently asking for a small loan for ¢670,000 (six hundred seventy thousand colones) to buy more chickens to fatten and to buy laying hens. She will also buy concentrated food for them and products to prevent and treat illnesses. With this investment she expects that her small business will become strong and grow more. Then she will be able to attract more customers and offer them better products.

Marta is a member of the United Community Credit Enterprise for Development, one of the 100 partner organizations affiliated with EDESA in Costa Rica. This is her first loan and she hopes to grow personally and financially. She would like to offer her thanks to these types of organizations and credit facilitators that enable her to devote more time to productive activities.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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