A loan of $975 helped to buy a multi functional printer.


Albin's story

Albin N. A. is a 23 year old young man who lives with his parents in a rural community in Costa Rica called Mollejones de Platanares, Pérez Zeledón. Mollejones is located 150km south of the San José province, the capital of Costa Rica. It is 850m above sea level. Vegetables and coffee are grown here in addition to raising beef cattle and pigs. Albin's family has been in the farming business his whole life, but from a very early age Albin's entrepreneurial spirit has been his motivation for wanting to have his own business. Three years ago, with his father's help, he opened his own internet café. Albin is requesting a loan for 500,000 colones (Costa Rica's currency) to buy a multi functional printer that will allow him to expand his business and to meet the needs of the people in his community that have called his attention to the lack of this service. Albin is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Bancruce, one of the 100 EDESA member organizations in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan and he is sure that it will be very beneficial for his business. He hopes to continue as an active member of this communal bank.

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