A loan of $1,200 helped vehicle repair.


Carlos's story

Carlos C. is 33 years old. He lives with his father and mother and his son in a community named San Ramón in Santa Teresita de Turrialba in the Cartago province. It is a small rural community, whose residents dedicate themselves to milk production, agriculture (principally coffee and bananas), and livestock of pigs. San Ramón has an irregular coast, and a lot of the terrain is a humid tropical forest.

For the past few years, Carlos has worked transporting rural merchandise. As a result of his business, he has been able support his son and his parents, who are very old. He assures us he has done very well in his business since a lot of people in the community need his services.

It has been a week since his car--the basis of his business--broke down, and he has not been able to fix it. Because of this, Carlos needs a loan of ¢605,000 (six hundred and five thousand colones) for the cost of spare parts and labor so he can continue his work.

Carlos is a member of the Association of Agricultural Producers of San Ramón, one of the 100 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be Carlos's second loan, and with it, he hopes to continue growing personally and economically as well as actively participate in his community's loan organization.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lydia Brantley



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