She will produce cheese, custard, and other by-products. Silvia believes that, thanks to this project, she will be able to little by little improve her family’s living conditions.
Silvia currently wishes to get a small loan for 600,000 colones to buy a cow. That way she will be able to increase the family income. She knows that this will be slow, but she will endeavor to keep getting more animals and increasing her production.
She is a member of the El Sauce communal bank of Santa Teresita Turrialba, one of the hundred member organizations of EDESA in Costa Rica. This will be her first loan, and she hopes that it will enable her to continue growing as a businesswoman. She also hopes to help her husband with the expenses.
She also emphasizes that thanks to these types of organizations and ways of facilitating loans, she gives her children a better quality of life.
Actualmente Silvia desea obtener un microcrédito por ¢600.000 (seiscientos mil colones), para comprar una vaca y así poder incrementar los ingresos familiares. Ella sabe que esto será lento pero se esforzará para ir teniendo más animales y creciendo en producción.
Silvia forma parte de la Empresa de Crédito Comunalde El Sauce de Santa Teresita Turrialba, una de las 150 organizaciones socias de EDESA en Costa Rica. Este será su primer crédito y dice que con el espera poder seguir creciendo como microempresaria y ayudar a su esposo con los gastos También destaca que gracias a este tipo de organizaciones y medios facilitadores de crédito dar una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos
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As a small and relatively young MFI located in Costa Rica, EDESA has difficulty attracting other sources of capital. Many other microfinance funders do not work in Costa Rica, because overall the country is too rich. However, organizations such as EDESA work with extremely marginalized populations in Costa Rica that really need the access to capital that EDESA provides. By funding EDESA, Kiva lenders are allowing the organization to grow and reach more people than they otherwise would be able to reach.
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