A loan of $550 helped purchase chickens and supplies.


Carolina's story

Carolina S. P. is a young woman of 23 who lives with her husband in a small community called La Trinchera de Pital, located in province of Alajuela. The principle commercial activities in the area are cattle raising and agriculture, especially pineapple. These products are sold on the international market. For this reason, the community has been growing in recent years, generating more demand for products and more opportunities for work.

Carolina’s business is poultry, specifically the raising and fattening of chickens. She sells her products to the neighbors in her community, and they are quite satisfied with their quality.

Carolina is seeking a loan of 300,000 colones to purchase more chickens, as well concentrate for their feeding, products for prevention and treatment of diseases, and to strengthen the pens. With this loan, she hopes her microbusiness will grow and be able to serve more clients and offer better products. All this will help Carolina improve her living conditions.

Carolina is a member of the “Empresa Communal de Mujeres al Éxito de la Trinchera de Pital,” one of the 100 organizations associated with EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan, and with it, she expects to continue growing personally and economically. She also wants to actively participate in the loan organization in her community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer jeff hersk



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