A loan of $1,000 helped to buy passion fruit seeds.


Eliecer's story

Eliecer is a 35-year-old man who lives with his wife and children in a community called El Upala de San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela. There are five national parks in Alajuela, a national wild animal reserve, five protected zones, and several forest reserves. The Juan Santamaría museum, which exhibits locally products handicrafts, is also in this province. This area is the primary grower of coffee and sugarcane nationwide. For several years, Eliecer has had his agricultural business. He currently has a property that he inherited from his parents, but he lacks the principal for his business to grow so that his neighbors in his community can benefit from it. He says that the project is very interesting. Currently Eliecer is requesting a micro-loan of ¢500.000 (five hundred thousand colones), to buy passion fruit seeds. With this, he hopes to grow his business and significantly improve his quality of life and that of his family. Eliecer is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Delirio, which is one of the 110 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan, and he hopes to use it to continue growing on a personal financial basis. He also actively participates in the credit organization in his community.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack



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