A loan of $1,200 helped buy chickens to fatten and to improve her place.

Reina De Los Angeles's story

Reina de los Angeles C. is a 45 year old woman who lives with her husband and their four children. They live in a community called Coquital, which is located in Los Chiles in the Alajuela province. This community is known for its mountainous regions and for being very close to the northern border of our country. Its main economic activities are livestock and farming. Specifically, they plant basic grains and oranges.

For two years Reina has been raising chickens to fatten. She also raises laying hens to produce meat and eggs. She sells her products to the neighbors in the community, and they are very satisfied. She says that having her husband’s support and help facilitates the continuation of her project. She also says that the project is very interesting to her. She has seen her business slowly grow, and the demand is constantly increasing.

Reina is currently requesting a loan for ¢665,000 (six hundred sixty-five thousand colones) to buy more chickens, hens, food concentrate, and products to treat illnesses. She also wants to expand and reinforce her place.

She plans use the loan to make her business grow more and to improve her quality of life. Her business is going well, but she has not been able to make it grow more due to lack of money. With the requested loan she plans to increase sales and improve her family’s economic condition.

She is part of the of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal Rapicrédito Progreso Futuro Coquital, which is one of a hundred member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This is Reina’s second loan. She plans to get a better profit from her business and to improve her economic condition.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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