A loan of $1,000 helped pay off his car.

Josue's story

Josué is a 21 year old man who lives with his family in the community of Osa, located in Caña Blancal in the province of Puntarenas. This community is known as a rural area frequently visited for its beaches. Its main sources of income are tourism, farming, and cattle.

He has the motivation and help of his relatives which help him continue on in life. It is very important to him that he finish paying off his car. The demand for his taxi services is always increasing and his neighbors in the community have been pleased with the service he provides.

Josué is asking for a loan of 500,000 colones to cancel his car loan, to get to work every day, and for car maintenance. Josué is a member of the Community Credit Union of Caña Blancal, one of 150 organizations forming EDESA in Costa Rica. He hopes to grow personally and economically with this loan. He pointed out that, thanks to these types of loan providers, he can dedicate more of his time to productive activities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke

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