A loan of $700 helped to invest in the purchase of raw materials and to expand her hydroponics business.


Deilyn's story

Deilyn Seamstress and hydroponics 350000

Deilyn is 27 years old and she lives in the community of San Pedro de Poas. The place is located in the area immediately surrounding the volcano of the same name. She has worked with the communal bank named "Banco Mujer Emprendedoras de Chilamate" in the past but at this opportunity she opts for an individual loan. She lives with her husband and their two young children, who attend primary school in the locality.

She starts her days very early in the morning, getting her children ready for school and preparing the food for her husband to take to work. She starts work with her hydroponics at around 8am and in the afternoons she dedicates her time to sewing.

Her primary activity is sewing but when they moved to a larger house she took a course on hydroponics. She has taken advantage of their larger space to grow lettuces, chilies, and tomatoes to sell in the community. Given its success, she wishes to invest this loan in expanding her produce business and offer larger quantities of products to her clients.

Among her goals is to organize herself to achieve a larger and more stable business. One of her weaknesses is marketing and she wants to negotiate better contracts in order to obtain a better income for her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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