A loan of $1,200 helped purchase farming supplies, seeds, and equipment.


Emilse's story

Emilse S. L., age 50, has spent her entire life farming and now wants to grow corn in order to improve her financial situation.


She is from Santa Fe de Alajuela, a well-known community located in a mountainous area 30 minutes away from Nicaragua. She lives with her husband who works for a local company. Doña Emilse wants to generate more household income by producing and selling corn. For this reason, she is requesting a loan of 603,000 CRC to spend on soil preparation and the purchase of fertilizers.


Emilse is a member of the Santa Fe Communal Credit Enterprise, one of 100 member organizations that make up EDESA in Costa Rica.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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