A loan of $500 helped to Purchase a Milk Cow.


Irma's story

Irma Chávez L. is 45 years old, and lives with her husband and 3 daughters in a rural coastal town in Costa Rica called San Gabriel, located in Yolillal, Upala in the Alajuela province. She lives in a rather large rural community, with a semi mountainous topography. Her main work is in basic grain farming, and she is also is a small scale cattle farmer.

Irma and her family have worked in milk production for a long time, throughout which she has been able to experience the great attention which it demands, in addition to receiving the instruction of her family members.

Irma needs a loan of 250,000 CRC that she will use to purchase a milk cow to continue with her milk business, which has generated large profits.

Irma is a member of the Communal Credit Company of San Gabriel, one of the 100 organizations partnered with EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her seventh loan, and she mentions that with it she hopes to continue growing as a micro-entrepreneur and hopes to move her business forward.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariela Cedeño



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