A loan of $825 helped to buy computer equipment for his business.


Guillermo's story

Guillermo is 75 years old and lives with his family in a rural community of Costa Rica called San Gabriel, located in Yolillal, Upala in the province of Alajuela. It’s a relatively large rural community with a mountainous landscape in Costa Rica, Central America. His main business activities are grain agriculture and to a lesser degree livestock.

For a few months Guillermo has been a worker with ECC. He gets along very well with his neighbors who are very happy with the service he provides. In his particular case, Guillermo believes that thanks to the progress of this project, he and his family have improved their living conditions little by little and he has become influential in the development of his community.

Now Guillermo would like to get a micro-loan of ¢400.000 to buy computer equipment for his business. He would like to continue improving his family’s living conditions which motivates him to keep working with great vigor.

Guillermo is a member of Empresa de Crédito Comunal de San Gabrielm, one of the 150 EDESA organizations in Costa Rica. This will be his 8th loan, and he says with it he hopes he can continue growing as a small business owner and continue moving his business forward. He also says that thanks to this type of organization and methods of facilitated lending, he can dedicate more time to productive business activities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan



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