A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase parts for her sewing machines and materials for sewing, such as cloth and thread.


Esmeralda's story

Esmeralda Álvarez C., 73, lives in Palma de Puerto Jimenez, and is very well-known and loved by all her neighbors. Doña Esmeralda has worked making clothing all her life, continuing her business even at her age. Today she requests a loan of 500000 colones ($1025) to purchase parts for her sewing machines and materials for sewing such as cloth and thread. She is happy that she still can earn money for her family and her house. She's a member of the Raíces Capitales, S. A. communal bank, one of EDESA’s 110 social organizations in Costa Rica.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Melbourne



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