A loan of $725 helped to purchase inventory such as clothing, cleaners and books.


Teresita's story

Teresita lives in a beautiful place in Costa Rica called las Nubes de Coronado. Her home is typical of the rural Costa Rican area, and she lives here with one of her brothers. A few years ago, she left the job that she had and decided to open a business in one of the rooms of her house. Here she has all type of gifts, cosmetics, and stationary items which she offers to neighbors, providing them with the opportunity to obtain what they need without traveling to a more commercial area. This trip takes a good deal of time since the bus does not run frequently.

As the Christmas season approaches, Teresita would like to stock her store with items that will be of interest to her neighbors and customers. For this reason, she has requested a new loan in hopes of increasing her sales, and in turn, her income during the approaching Christmas season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Marie



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