A loan of $2,000 helped to buy building supplies and to pay labor costs.


Adelaida's story

Adelaida, 46, lives with her husband and three children in a community in the south of Costa Rica located in Santa Cruz de Guanacaste. The local economy is based on farming and animal husbandry where growing tubers, coffee, corn and beans and raising livestock stand out. Tourism is notable in the zone because of the beautiful beaches this province has.

Adelaida does domestic chores and tends to her husband and children but also carries out activities that make it possible for her to earn money and help with daily household expenses. She’s asking for a one million colones (¢1.000.000) loan to buy building materials and supplies and to pay labor costs because she needs to repair the roof, the floor and some walls; to paint the house and to finish the washroom. Her wish is to repair her house before the rainy season starts in order not to have any problems due to the severe weather that’s approaching.

Adelaida is a member of the Florida S.A. communal credit firm, one of EDESA’s 150 member organizations. This will be her first loan with the firm and with it she hopes to improve the physical conditions of her home and to live comfortably alongside her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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