A loan of $1,025 helped to fix up his house.


Willy Gerardo's story

Willy is 29 and lives with his family in a community in southern Costa Rica located in Concepción de Pilas, Puntarenas. The local economy is based on farming, with emphasis on the cultivation of root crops, coffee, corn, beans and livestock.

For some time Willy has needed to remodel his home. He is asking for a loan in the amount of $1025 (500000 CRC) to buy construction materials such as zinc and cement and to pay for manual labor. With this change in infrastructure his family will be better protected and will have an improved quality of life.

Willy is a member of the Community Credit Company in Danta, one of 150 partner organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan and he hopes to continue growing on a personal and financial level and to also actively participate in the credit organization in his community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kara Gibson



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