A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase supplies for sowing and maintaining plantain.

Julio's story

Julio Perez Gonzalez is 50 years old and lives with his wife and three children in a community called Canalete, located in Upala in the province of Alajuela. It is a somewhat mountainous place, and its economic activities mainly center around agriculture and raising livestock. It is a community with a great opportunity for development and the establishment of small companies, agroindustry as much as commercial trade.

Julio works in agriculture, specifically sowing plantains, which he has done for 10 years. He says that the market for this product is very good. Thanks to this project, his quality of life has improved considerably, and furthermore, he has grown as a person and has acquired a lot of knowledge.

At the moment, Julio wishes to obtain a microcredit of 675,000 colones to help maintain his harvest and to purchase fertilizers and other supplies. With this investment, he hopes to attain a good harvest, with products of the appropriate characteristics to obtain a high sales price, to be able to increase his production.

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

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mark Broscoe

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