A loan of $1,200 helped to get materials to continue making his handicrafts.

Jose Alberto's story

Jose Alberto, age 49, lives with his family in a community in the Guanacaste province. The economy in the Guanacaste zone is mainly based on livestock. However, bee-keeping and aquaculture are also carried out in this region.

Jose Alberto has been making handicrafts for ten years. This has brought his family their daily bread, and it has left him with a great deal of experience making and designing his pieces. Ever since he entered into this business the results have been good. He has had great acceptance by his neighbors in the community.

Jose Alberto now wishes to request a loan for 600,000 colones to invest in raw material in order to continue producing these handicrafts. He also wants the loan so that his business will continue increasing.

Jose Alberto is a member of the Empresa de Crédito Comunal de Guaitil S.A. He is very grateful to this group for the opportunities to access loans that are given to him. He is also grateful to be able to carry out his life projects.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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