A loan of $1,200 helped to repair her house.


Marta Irene's story

Marta is 68 years old living with her family in the community of Santa Fe which is located in Los Chiles in Alajuela Province. This community is in the mountains near the country’s northern border. The main commercial activities here are animal husbandry and farming, especially basic grains, sugar cane and oranges.

Marta hopes to obtain a 600,000 (six-hundred thousand colones) micro loan to buy building materials and supplies. The acquisition of these materials requires much sacrifice and more work. Notwithstanding, her desire to repair her house and improve her family’s living conditions motivates her to continue forward carefully and with dedication.

Marta is a member of the “Manantial de Santa Fe” communal bank one of EDESA’s 150 social organizations in Costa Rica. This is her first loan and with it she’ll continue growing both personally and economically as well as actively participating in her community credit organization.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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