A loan of $1,200 helped the purchase of materials to make clothing.


Analive's story

Analive V. Q. is 66 years old and lives in a community called Canalete, located in Upala in the province of Alajuela. It is a somewhat mountainous place and its economic activities mostly center around agriculture and livestock. It is a community with a great opportunity for development and the establishment of small companies, agroindustry as much as commercial trade.

40 years ago, Analive started up a clothing business. She makes different types of garments, specifically underwear for women. Additionally, she tells us the she gives sewing classes to a few women in her community. She sells her merchandise in businesses in her community, and people even come to her house to look for her. Her small company has greatly helped improve her quality of life.

Currently, Analive requires a loan of 675,000 colones to purchase materials like fabric, thread, elastic, accessories, etc. With this investment she hopes to be able to increase her production and improve the quality of the products. She is sure that thanks to this loan, she will be able to offer more and better options to her current and potential clients.

Analive is a partner of the Empresa de Credito Comunal Canalete, one of the 100 partner organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan, and with it she hopes to continue growing on a personal and economic level, aside from participating actively in her community's credit organization.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mark Broscoe



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