A loan of $1,000 helped buy a cow and pig for his butcher shop.

Flander's story

Flander C. M. is 40 years old. He lives with his wife and children in a small town in Guanacaste called La Garita. La Garita is a plain with a pretty warm climate where the activities are livestock, farming, and tourism, among others.

All of his life the Flander family has dedicated itself to the livestock business. Two years ago he decided to create his own business. That is how the “Carnicerí La Garita” (La Garita Butcher Shop) was born.

After he opened his business it did not stop growing, and the demand is also growing. That is why he is requesting a loan from Kiva. This time the loan is for ¢500.000 (five hundred thousand colones) to buy a cow and some pigs to stock his butcher shop.

Flander is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal La Garita, one of the 100 member organizations with EDESA in Costa Rica. This is his second Kiva loan, and he is very happy because he has grown a great deal thanks to Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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