A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase merchandise to supply her variety store.

Doris's story

Doris is 37 years old and lives in San Cristóbal Norte, Costa Rica, which is a rural community located 45 kilometers South of San José. This is a rather mountanous area where there is commercial activity, agriculture (vegetables, coffee, and other crops), craftmanship, ranching, and many other activities.

Doris has a small variety store. She sells all sorts of products related to her business and has received a very favorable response from her neighbors. Her micro company has helped her family's living conditions change little by little. That is why she wants to expand and further supply her business. Even though she is just starting out in this business she feels that she can make it grow.

She currently requires a 500.000 colon loan to purchase merchandise, since she started her business only three months ago. This activity allows her to contribute to covering the family's basic expenses as well as her own. Her desire is to make her company bigger and to increase her customer base.

Doris is a member of the community bank San Cristóbal Norte (SACRIN), one of EDESA's 110 partner organizations in Costa Rica.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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