A loan of $1,200 helped buy merchandize for her book and office supply store.

Rosa's story

Rosa Obdulia is a 56 year old woman; she lives with her husband and children in a small town in Guanacaste called la Garita. La Garita is in a plain, its climate is very warm and most of the inhabitants work in cattle raising, agriculture and rural tourism.

For some years Rosa Obdulia has worked in her variety store/bookstore, she is in charge of her store and the neighbors in her community are very happy with the service she provides them. Rosa Obdulia says that she has the support and help of her husband who helps her continue working. She says that her work is very interesting since she has seen how her business and demand has grown.

At present Rosa Obdulia needs a loan of ¢600.000 (six hundred thousand colones) to buy educational materials for her business. She hopes that this investment will help her small company grow and improve her quality of life.

Rosa Obdulia is a member of La Garita Communal Bank, one of 150 member organizations of OEDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her second loan, and hopes to keep working in a more active way in these type of organizations.

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