A loan of $825 helped to purchase compost for cultivating tubers.

Jose's story

Jose is a farmer who is well-known in the Pilas neighborhood of Pérez Zeledon. He is 40 years old.

Jose has a farm that includes 15 hectares of land on which he grows ginger and “ñampi” (a tuber similar to taro root). These products sell for a very good price at the Costa Rican market. For this reason, he is requesting a loan of 400,000 CRC so that he can buy compost for cultivating these types of tubers. He hopes that his production is successful and that his income will improve.

Jose is a member of La Danta Communal Credit Enterprise, S.A., which is one of the 110 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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