A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a cow in order to produce cheese and custard.


Silvia's story

Silvia wishes to help her husband with the household expenses. To do this she needs the loan to buy a cow. She will buy the cow for milk production and for selling dairy products to the neighbors in her community.

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.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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