A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a beauty kit.


Grey's story

Grey Rodriguez R. is a successful entrepreneur. She managed to get ahead with her own beauty salon in Canalate, a rural community in Alajuela. The community is especially noted for its enterprising women.

Grey has been providing beauty services at home for ten years. Little by little she managed to establish her own place. She now wants to take a step forward with a loan for ₡604 000 (six hundred four thousand colons). She hopes to buy a beauty kit with materials for cutting hair, make-up, pedicures, and manicures. She wants to be able to offer more services and improved services to her customers.

She is a member of the Communal Credit Cooperative Canalete, one of 100 organizations which form EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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