A loan of $1,000 helped to buy more merchandise for her bazaar.

Maria Dolores's story

Maria Dolores is a young woman who is 33 years of age. She lives with her family in the community of San Francisco de La Palmera, which is located in San Carlos in Alajuela Province. This rural community has great potential for development since there are already existing businesses tied to agriculture, such as raising cattle, and available community services. There is also opportunity for small retailers, microenterprises, and other ventures.

A few months ago, Maria Dolores started her own business – a bazaar. This has been very beneficial to her community because she sells all types of products to her neighbors on a daily basis.

Maria Dolores is currently requesting a microloan in the amount of 500,000 CRC so that she can buy more merchandise for her store. This will allow her to continue providing great benefit and value to her neighbors. With this investment, she hopes that her business will grow much more. All of this assistance will help improve her living conditions, thus enabling her to move forward and succeed with her family.

Maria Dolores is a member of the Communal Credit Enterprise of San Francisco de La Palma, one of the 110 member organizations that make up EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan and she hopes to continue growing on a personal and financial level. In addition, she will be an active participant in her local credit organization.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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