A loan of $800 helped to buy pigs and feed.

Jose Manuel's story

Manuel is a 61-year-old man living with his wife and children in La Fuente, Cartago Province. The main drainage system for this zone is the Reventazón River whose source is Cuericí Hill. Because of the fertility of its volcanic and alluvial soil, Cartago is a population center that has farming and animal husbandry as its main sources of income.

Manuel has had this business for several years. He currently has the space but lacks the most important component so that his business can flourish and so that the neighbors in his community will be benefitted.

Manuel is asking for a ¢400.000 (four-hundred thousand colones) micro loan to buy pigs and feed. He hopes to make his business grow this way because he plans to start out this way and then increase his capital to improve both his and his family’s quality of life.

Manuel is a member of “Comunal de Delirio” communal bank, one of EDESA’s 150 social organizations in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan and he hopes with it to continue growing both personally and economically as well as to participate actively in his community’s credit organization.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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