A loan of $500 helped to sow passion fruit.


Tito De Jesus's story

Tito is a 22-year-old gentleman who lives with his family in a community called el Upala de San Carlos, in Alajuela province. In Alajuela, there are five national parks, one national wild animal reserve, five protected areas and several forest reserves. The Juan Santamaría Museum, which exhibits locally-produced handicrafts, is also located in this province. This is the country's top coffee and sugarcane producing area.

Tito de Jesús has owned his farming business for several years. He owns the estate his parents passed on to him but he lacks what he needs to boost his business and benefit the neighbors in his community. He says that this current project interests him a lot.

Tito de Jesús is requesting a micro loan for 250,000 colones to buy passion fruit seeds. He hopes that this will enable him to grow his business and improve both his own quality of life and that of his family.

Tito de Jesús is a member of the 'Delirio' Community Loan Company, one of EDESA's 110 member organizations in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan and, with it, he hopes to continue growing both on a personal and financial level. He also hopes to participate actively in his community's loan organization.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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