A loan of $400 helped to sell processed lumber for construction.

Manrique's story

Manrique is 42 years old and lives with his family in a community in the Hatillo district. This is an urban residential area, however it is experiencing a growing amount of commercial activity. This is mainly concentrated in the commercial centers, where there are a large number of furniture stores, tortilla makers, bakeries, bookstores, mechanics and car workshops, gas stations, dentists, pharmacies, medical offices, bars, restaurants, shops and printers.

Manrique says that he started his business to help with daily expenses and to move his family ahead in life. His wife helps him, and he is confident that his client list will grow and that he will be able to cover all his needs.

This is why Manrique is requesting a loan of 200,000 (two hundred thousand) colones, so that he can purchase raw lumber that he will sell once it's processed and ready to use in construction.

Manrique is a member of the Communal Bank of Hatillos, which is one of EDESA's 150 communal banks in Costa Rica. This is his second loan with Empresa, and he is very thankful for all the support that has been provided to him.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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