A loan of $800 helped to purchase livestock.


Victor Manuel's story

Victor Manuel is a 47 year old man who lives with his wife and children in a community called Upala de San Carlos in the Alajuena province. There are five national parks in Alajuela, one national reserve of wildlife, five protected areas and several forrest reserves. Also in the province is the Juan Santamaría Museum, which displays locally made artwork. This area is first in the national for coffee and sugarcane production. For three years Victor Manuel has made a living raising livestock, and right now he has a farm, but he doesn't have the money he needs for his business to prosper and for the neighbors in his community to benefit. Right now Victor Manuel is asking for a micro loan of 400,000 colones for the purchase of four male fattening calves. With this he hopes to expand his business improve his quality of life as well as that of his family. Victor Manuel is a member of the Communal Credit of Delirio Company, one of the 150 social organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be his first loan and with it he hopes to continue growing on a personal and economic level, on top of participating actively in the credit organization in his community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaleigh Oleynik



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