A loan of $1,000 helped to build a dairy.

Roy Gabriel's story

Roy is a 30-year-old man who lives with his wife and children in La Fuente, Cartago province. The main drainage system in this zone is the Reventazón River, which stems from the Cerro Cuericí. Due to the fertility of its volcanic and alluvial soil, Cartago is the population center whose main economic sources are agriculture and ranching.

Roy has had this dairy business for several years, and he now has property which he inherited from his parents. However, he does not have the necesary capital to build up his business and for the neighbours in his community to benefit. This project is very interesting for him.

Roy is now requesting a micro loan of ¢500.000 (five hundred thousand colons) for the purchase of construction materials for his dairy. In doing so, he hopes to expand his business, as his goal is to have a better place to work where he can settle down with his animals and improve his quality of life and that of his family.

Roy is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Delirio, one of the 110 member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan, and with it he hopes to continue growing on a personal and economic level, as well as participating actively in his community's credit organization.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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