A loan of $1,200 helped for double-purpose cattle.


Daisy's story

Deisy F., 58, lives with her son in a community called Hernández located in Los Chiles, Alajuela province. This community is noted for being a mountainous region with vast expanses; it is quite humid and lies along the highway near our country’s northern border. Its main commercial activities are cattle-raising and farming, especially of basic grains, tubers and oranges.

From a very young age, Deysi and her family has raised double-purpose cattle taking advantage of both the meat and the milk production. She tells us that it’s a very good business because demand is quite high in the community. She deems that she and her family have managed to gradually improve their quality of life thanks to this project’s progress and hopes to continue doing so.

Currently, Deysi needs a microloan of 641,000 colones to buy three heifers to increase production. She knows that having a larger number of cows is a big sacrifice that will demand more work but she’s sure to succeed.

Deysi is a member of the Unidos por un Desarrollo (United for Development) communal bank, one of EDESA’s 100 organizations in Costa Rica.

This will be her first loan and she hopes it will help her improve her personal and economic level.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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