A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a computer and furniture.

Carmen Lidia's story

Carmen is 42 and lives with her family in the community of San Carlos, in the Costa Rican province of Alajuela. She lives in an area that occupies the first place nationally in the production of coffee and sugar cane. The area also produces basic grains (rice, beans, corn), fruits, legumes, tubers and vegetables. The Juan Santamaría International Airport, the most important of the country, is also located in this province.

For several months Carmen has needed new computer equipment to facilitate her children's upbringing. For this reason, Carmen is requesting a loan of $1200 (597000 CRC) to purchase computer equipment that her children can use to do their schoolwork. This will allow them to continue their studies and become professionals.

Carmen is a member of the Community Credit Corporation of El Encanto de Pital and it is her first loan through one of the 150 branches of Kiva partner EDESA in Costa Rica.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kara Gibson

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