A loan of $1,200 helped buy pigs to fatten.


Karlet's story

Karlet R. G. is a 21 year old young woman. She lives with her small child and her husband 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. It primary economic activities are livestock and farming. Specifically, they plant basic grains, tubers, and oranges.

A little over six months ago Karlet started raising pigs to fatten. She sells her products to the neighbors in the community, and they are very satisfied with the quality of her products. She says that since she started her project she has felt very good because she has seen how her hard work, little by little, has made her business grow.

Karlet is currently asking for a small loan for ¢ 670,000 (six hundred seventy thousand colones) to buy more pigs to fatten. She will also buy food and other materials to improve the location where the animals are, and, if possible, make it a little bigger. With this investment she expects her small business to grow more and become stronger in order to attract more customers and offer them better products. All of this will help improve living conditions for her and for her family.

Karlet 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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