A loan of $1,200 helped to buy fertilizer, manure and to pay labor costs.

Xinia's story

Xinia is an enterprising woman in “Las Bonitas” (The Pretty Ones) communal bank in Pérez Zeledón.

She seeks better opportunities for her family. She decided to join the group of coffee exporters in her community. To do so, she will plant 3 hectares of coffee and needs a ₡594 000 (five-hundred ninety-four thousand colones) loan to buy manure, fertilizer and to pay labor costs to guarantee the quality of the plants she will transplant.

She is a member of the Las Bonitas communal bank, one of EDESA’s 110 communal banks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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