A loan of $1,025 helped to buy a dairy cow.


Jose's story

Jose Martínez Mate lives in the community of Cimarrón in Cartago, and he has been working in the area of milk production all of his life.

Now he wants to increase his milk production, and to do this he needs a loan of 500,000 Costa Rican colones to buy another dairy cow.

With this investment Jose hopes to increase both the quantity and quality of his production, and in this way improve the quality of life for his family.

Jose is a member of the "Nuevas Esperanzas para Cimarrón" Communal Finance Institution, one the 110 organizations that are members of EDESA in Costa Rica

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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