A loan of $1,200 helped to buy fertilizers and fungicides.

Felipe's story

Felipe is 45 years old and lives with his family in the community of Santa Fe, in Los Chiles, in Alajuela province. This community is located in a mountainous area and is close to the country's northern border. The main business activities of this area are livestock raising and farming, especially basic grains, sugarcane and oranges.

Felipe has been farming for several years and this is the way in which he makes income for his family. He is very happy because his business has grown significantly. The neighbors in his community have supported him a lot and now he is capable of getting ahead.

Felipe hopes to receive a micro-loan for 600,000 colones to buy fertilizers and fungicides in order to prepare his soil for sowing tubers. He knows that the acquisition of more supplies is a great sacrifice and demands more work. However, his wish to become a successful micro-businessman and improve his family's living conditions motivates him to make progress with a lot of care and commitment.

Felipe is a member of the Manantial de Santa Fe Community Credit Company, one of EDESA's 150 member organizations in Costa Rica. He will continue growing both on a personal and financial level and will actively participate in the credit organization in his community.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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