A loan of $600 helped to extend the laundry room.


Walter Delio Del Carmen's story

48-year old Walter lives with his wife and children in the community of San Carlos in Costa Rica’s second province, Alajuela. The area has the country’s highest production of coffee and sugar cane as well as growing staples such as rice, beans, and maize, fruit, vegetables, and root crops. The province is also home to the Juan Santamaría International Airport, the most important in the country. For several years now Walter has wanted to make some changes to his house. So he is now seeking a loan of 300,000 colones to buy construction materials so he can repair the infrastructure and extend the laundry room, and in this way provide his family with a better quality of life. He wants to have a more serene life, with his children living more comfortably and in nice surroundings. Walter is a member of the Empresa Community Bank of San Francisco, one of the fifty member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. He wishes to continue developing both on a personal and economic level, and to participate actively in the organization of loans in his community.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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