A loan of $700 helped appartment repairs.

Mayra's story

Mayra P. M. is a 45 year old woman who lives with two of her three children in a community called “La Fuente de Santa Teresita de Turrialba,” in the province of Cartago. The population there produces milk and grows coffee. The terrain is irregular and much of it is tropical forest. The community has very picturesque landscapes which combine the tropical forest with two beautiful lakes, coffee plantations, and dairy farms.

For the past five years, Ms. Mayra has been making a living renting out her apartments to students within the Turrialba zone. This has provided her with a source of income that has helped her to move her children ahead and she is very proud that two of them study at university.

Never the less, one of her apartments is in bad condition and she needs to repair it so that she can continue renting it and earning income. She needs a loan of 3,500,000 CRC ($700) in order to make repairs to the electrical wiring and to other areas, so that the apartment can be used.

Ms. Mayra is part of the “La Fuente Agricola Empresarial” communal bank, one of the 100 organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan and she hopes that it will allow her to continue to improve her personal and economic level.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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