A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a motorbike to make getting to work easier.

Eduardo Enrique's story

Eduardo is 37 years old and lives with his family in the community of Santa Teresita, in Cartago Province. The city of Cartago was founded in 1563 by the Spanish conquistador Juan Vázquez de Coronado, and was the capital of Costa Rica until 1823. It was the site of the first permanent international criminal court in the world, the Corte de Cartago. Cartago's mountainous terrain is made up of two ranges of hills: the Central Cordillera and the Talamanca Cordillera.

Eduardo has the support and motivation of his family, and he lives for them. It is important for Eduardo to buy a means of transport, because demand is increasing all the time and his neighbours in the community have expressed their satisfaction with the service on offer.

Eduardo is seeking a loan of 600,000 Colones to buy a motorbike to get to work each day and to devote as much time and effort as possible ot his project. He works in the field, fertilizing plots of land or planting gardens in the community.

Eduardo is part of the communal bank of El Sauce de Santa Teresita Turrialba, one of 150 organisations associated with the field partner EDESA in Costa Rica. This is his first loan and he says that with it he hopes to be able to continue developing as a small business owner and to move his business forward. He also expresses his gratitude to organisations of this kind and the lenders who make it possible for him to access credit and thus to dedicate his time to productive activity.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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