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Total loan: $975
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Rosa


A loan of $975 helped bUYING MERCHANDISE FOR HER BOOK AND OFFICE SUPPLY STORE.


Rosa's story

Rosa is 54 and lives with her husband and 3 children in a small community in Guanacaste called La Garita. It is located on a plain with a very warm climate where activities such as cattle-raising, agriculture, and tourism, among others, occur.

With the desire of improving her condition of life and that of her family, Rosa sought different alternatives and just a little over 1 year ago, she launched a business. Precisely, a book store and shop in her house, offering different types of paper and office supplies such as pencils and pencil cases, notebooks, glue, plus photocopying services, among many other things. The business has been well received in her community, since previously no local store offered these things. At present, what Rosa wants is to solicit a loan for 500,000 colons to buy merchandise and improve her inventory. With this she hopes that her micro-enterprise will grow and begin to generate more income and improve her condition of life.

Rosa is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal La Garita, one of EDESA's 100 member organizations in Costa Rica. This will be Rosa's 2nd loan and she hopes to participate even more actively in these types of organizations in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Sims



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: August 2, 2010

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: August 2, 2010