A loan of $1,025 helped to buy clothes.

Teresita's story

Teresita M. B. lives near Cimarrón de Cartago. She sells imported clothes in her community.

A short while ago she found a contact to import clothes and sell them in her community. Thanks to the fact that the town is very far away, the business has been a total success. Nevertheless, she has not been able to grow enough, and the demand is higher each day.

That is why she needs a loan for 500,000 colones. She will use it to invest more in her business and improve her earnings. This will allow her to improve her financial situation and her children’s education.

She is a member of the Nuevas Esperanzas para Cimarrón community loan company which is one of the 110 member companies of EDESA in Costa Rica.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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