A loan of $1,400 helped to buy building materials, a cutting table and to pay labor costs.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth is a 40 year old woman. She lives in a rural community in Costa Rica located 45 kilometers south of San José called San Cristóbal Norte. San Cristóbal is a somewhat mountainous zone where activities like commerce, growing vegetables, coffee and others, animal husbandry and many other activities take place.

Elizabeth and her family has worked making clothes for the last ten years. Her micro business has helped her in that her family’s living conditions have improved considerably. She says that being able to provide good service to people and meet their expectations are the basis of her business’ success.

She has had three previous loans through her communal group, called SACRIN. She currently needs a ¢700.000 (seven-hundred thousand) colones loan to buy building materials and supplies to expand her workshop, to buy a larger table to cut fabric and to pay labor costs.

Elizabeth is a member of the “San Cristóbal Norte (SACRIN) communal bank one of EDESA’s 110 member organizations in Costa Rica.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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