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


Wilber Antonio's story

Wilber is 34-year-old man who lives with his wife and children in a community called Upala de San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela. In Alajuela there are five national parks, a national wildlife reserve, five protected zones, and several forest reserves. Also in the province is the Juan Santamaría Museum, which exhibits locally produced crafts. This area is the top producer of coffee and sugar cane in the country.

Wilber has had his agricultural business for several years. Right now he has the property that his parents left him, but he lacks the principal for his business to be successful and for his neighbors in the community to benefit. He says that the project is very interesting to him.

Currently Wilber is requesting a microloan of 500,000 CRC to buy passion fruit seeds, with which he hopes to make his business grow and improve his quality of life as well as that of his family.

Wilber is a member of the Delirio Community Credit Enterprise, 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 personally and financially, as well as participating actively in the credit organization in his community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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