A loan of $1,200 helped to buy chickens, feed, and equipment that he needs for his poultry farming.

Eugenio's story

Eugenio, age 32, lives with his family in a rural community called called Mollejones de Platanares, Pérez Zeledón in Costa Rica . Mollejones is a community that is 150 kilometers to the south of San José province, the capital of Costa Rica. It is 850 meters above sea level.

This is where he grows vegetables and coffee. He also engages in other business activities like raising and fattening livestock and pigs. There are also other organic farming and hydroponic vegetable projects. In addition to the farming in the community there are mechanics shops, a supermarket, small restaurants (soda), and a furniture store.

Eugenio has devoted himself to farming for some time. He says that since he started the project the results have been very good. He has been widely accepted in his community, and the income it has generated has helped him get his family ahead.

Eugenio is now requesting a loan for ¢600,000 (six hundred thousand colones) in order to buy chickens, feed, and equipment that he needs for his poultry farming. With the loan he hopes that his small business will grow and come to generate more income in order to improve his living conditions.

Eugenio is part of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Bancruce, one of the hundred member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. As a member he has received a loan that has allowed him to grow as a businessman.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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