A loan of $200 helped to buy sandals and bags.


Alina's story

Alina is 58 years old, single and lives alone. She has grown-up children living in Nicaragua. She has been living in Costa Rica for several years, seeking a better quality of life so that she can help her relatives financially. She has been selling sandals, bags and other products door-to-door for several years. She likes doing this work in Costa Rica as she already has a lot of friends and can work in peace. This is the 1st loan that she has received from FUDECOSUR. In addition, she has no other loans with state banks. FUDECOSUR granted her the loan with better conditions and the interest rate is a lot lower. Alina also wants to help her children financially so that they can get ahead in their own country Nicaragua and can more easily cope with life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth



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