A loan of $1,200 helped purchase grass seeds and make improvements to his pasture.

Isaías's story

Isaías T. Godínez is a young man who is 29 years of age. He lives with his wife and child in the community of Santa Fe, which is located in Los Chiles in Alajuela Province. This community is known for being situated in a mountainous area near the northern border of the country. The main business activities are livestock breeding and farming, specifically the cultivation of basic grains, sugar cane, and oranges.

Isaías is known for being a courageous and hardworking young man. His family has always engaged in raising livestock for the purpose of producing both milk and meat. This has enabled him to have a source income by which he was able to build his own house where he lives with his wife and newborn son.

In order to move forward in his business, Isaías needs a loan of 618,000 CRC to buy grass seeds and improve the condition of the pasture where he keeps his cattle. This will improve the quality of his product and help him obtain better earnings.

Don Isaías is a member of the Manantial de Santa Fe Communal Credit Enterprise, one of 100 member organizations that make up EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his second loan and he hopes to continue growing so that he can build a better future for his son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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