A loan of $1,025 helped to buy construction materials to make improvements to his house.

Eliecer Gerardo's story

Eliecer is 45 years old and he lives with his wife and children in San Carlos, a community located in Alajuela, the second major province of Costa Rica. This area holds first place nationally for the production of coffee and sugar cane; basic grains (rice, beans, maize), fruit, pulses, tubers, and vegetables are also produced. Juan Santamaría International Airport, the most important of the country, is also located here.

Eliecer has desired making a few changes to his house for a few years.

Eliecer is currently asking for a loan of ¢500.000 (five-hundred thousand colones) to buy construction materials (ceramics, cement and zinc) to fix the structure of his house. He hopes that this will allow him to provide his family with a better standard of living: he wants to feel more at ease, and he wants his children to live more comfortably and have a proper roof on their heads.

Eliecer is a member of the Communal Credit Enterprise of San Francisco, one of the 150 member organization that make up EDESA in Costa Rica. He will keep on growing on a personal and economic level, and he will also keep on being an active participant in his local credit organization.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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